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Williams intrigued by FSU's success

10/31/2012

It's not a surprise that the big boys of college football drop in on Eagle's Landing Christian in McDonough, Georgia.

After all, there are several elite FBS prospects starring there. Andrew Williams, a 2014 Watch List defensive end, is just one of them.

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound prospect reports that schools such as Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame and Ohio State, among others, have been by this season.

The Seminoles definitely appear to be one of the serious ones. Defensive ends coach D.J. Eliot is leading the way for FSU in their recruitment of Williams and they two appear to have hit it off.

"Coach Eliot came by my school one time and started to recruit me," Williams said. "We have just bonded over the time that has passed. He is a great guy. He is always asking about school and keeping up with me. I talk to him all the time. He's a good guy."

The productivity for Florida State's defensive ends has caught the eyes of young recruits, Williams included. Evidently, it is one of the biggest draws for him.

"I really like the way their defensive ends play, he said. "I like how they produce defensive ends, too."

While Williams says he will attend the regular season finale between in-state rivals Florida and Florida State, his focus right now is on his team and getting deep into the postseason. Having tasted some success last year, Williams and company are just as eager to get back.

"I absolutely have room to improve," he said. "My goal for sacks was 25 and right now I have 19.

"We start the playoffs in about two weeks. State, all the way from week one was the goal since we got out last year. It has made us hungrier. State is the goal, no doubt."

Williams has offers from Alabama, Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Missouri, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Texas, Texas A&M, USC and Virginia Tech.