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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
DB Priest Willis has a top 16

By Erik McKinney

Priest Willis (Tempe, Ariz./Marcos De Niza) planned to release a list of his top 15 schools shortly after the opening, but settled on a final 16 when it became too difficult to cut an additional program.

The schools that made the cut for Willis are Arizona, Arizona State, California, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

The 6-foot-2, 199-pound safety is the nation's No. 61 overall player and proved over the weekend that he is very comfortable as a nickel cornerback, the position he played exclusively during The Opening. An Under Armour All-American, Willis already has official visits scheduled to LSU, Nebraska and Notre Dame, and will take all five before announcing his decision.