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Williams wants to wait on decision

4/1/2012

BATON ROUGE -- It seems somewhat ironic that of all the prospects in LSU's sights for 2013, the nearest one might be one of the last to choose a school.

Tim Williams, the 6-foot-3, 230-pound defensive end from LSU Laboratory School, attends high school on the very campus the Tigers call home. So it isn't much of a surprise that Williams made the one-mile trek across campus to Tiger Stadium, where he was one of the plethora of visitors to LSU's spring game on Saturday.

"There were a lot of people there -- a lot of recruits. I got a chance to talk to some of them before the game," he said.

Williams was in attendance to see the White team's 24-17 victory against the Purple team, highlighted by a 270-yard performance from new quarterback Zach Mettenberger.

"It's just spring, but they're showing some promise with the defensive line, and the offense looked good," he said.

Anyone who expects a quick decision from Williams because of his proximity to the program would be mistaken, however. The junior continues to pick up scholarship offers, with Ole Miss and USC joining the likes of the Tigers and Alabama in the pursuit. Williams said he's doing his best to study up on all of the interested parties.

"Spring is going all types of ways -- a lot of schools are coming in and offering," he said. "My latest offer was Arizona, so that's just another school that I have to know."

Williams said he is currently just trying to learn as much about his options as possible. Although, with LSU sitting so close, he said the opportunity to attend events like the spring game gives him a great chance to know the Tigers inside and out.

"It just helps me know everything about them before I make my decision," he said. "When the time comes I'm going to know my heart, and I'm going to know everything about these programs and all the fans and all that atmosphere that comes with it. I'm just enjoying it right know, and I'm going to continue to learn about the program, and the defensive schemes and stuff like that."

Williams said he had a chance to visit with defensive line coach Brick Haley and offensive coordinator Greg Studrawa during his visit.

"They just said they were glad I came, and if I need anything to give them a call -- stuff like that," he said.

None of that will necessarily lead to a quick decision from Williams, though. He said Saturday he doesn't plan to make a commitment until the fall, perhaps not even until after the finish of his senior season.

Until then, there's more learning to do. Williams said he's planning to take a trip to Florida State next week.