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Sunday, June 30, 2013
DE Williams announcing new five Monday

By Tom VanHaaren

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. -- Defensive end Andrew Williams (McDonough, Ga./Eagles Landing Christian Academy) will be releasing his top five list Monday morning. The No. 163-ranked prospect decided to release the new list at The Opening but would like to double-check the list with his family before announcing it.

"Me and my parents are going to talk about it. I'll relay the top five [Saturday night], and then we'll release it [Monday]," he said. "After I release this, I'm going to hit all the schools I haven't been to, even if they're not in my top five, schools that I've been unable to see."

While he hasn't fully come to a conclusion on the list, Williams does have an idea of who is in the mix. Schools such as Auburn, Ole Miss, LSU, Clemson, Georgia and Michigan are all programs Williams said might have a shot to make his cut.

He and his parents have worked to get this far, and Williams has had a specific set of criteria to narrow this list down.

"Education. Do they have an education that fits me, a good scheme, the coaches?" he said. "I want to play defensive end or an outside linebacker that rushes the quarterback all the time, too. I wouldn't want to just be a linebacker. And then the family feel."

The 6-foot-4, 243-pound prospect has a plan of action as far as how the rest of his process will go after he release his top five schools.

"I will visit those schools and then after that I should have my decision," he said. "I would hope it will be before the season. I'll probably take visits over the summer then narrow it to a top two and take two official visits."