Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Williams has plenty of Pac-12 interest
By Erik McKinney
Los Angeles Dorsey is no stranger to producing FBS talent, and in the 2014 recruiting class, the Dons could have one of the top safeties in the state in David Williams.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound safety is hearing from Pac-12 programs Arizona State, Colorado, Washington and Washington State the most at this point, and plans to take a closer look at each during the offseason.
This past weekend, Williams took an official visit to Washington for the Huskies' junior day.
"It was a great experience for me," Williams said. "I loved the campus, the facilities and the stadium. I got to talk to all of the coaches, as well as my former teammates Jaydon Mickens and Marvin Hall. It was a good overall experience."
While Seattle is a long way from home, Williams said the familiar faces and welcoming nature of the Washington staff combated the distance.
"They made me feel like I was home," he said. "I felt the family in the program. The coaches are all great and they loved that I went up there."
The four Pac-12 programs are putting together the biggest push for Williams at this point, though none have offered thus far. That first offer could be coming in the next few months, however, as Williams plans to visit Colorado for the Buffs' junior day, which will be centered around their pring game.
Williams also plans to spend a few days at Arizona State during his spring break in late March, and will head to Washington State this summer, when former teammate and Cougars' signee Daquawn Brown moves in for summer school. Washington coaches will get a chance to see Williams in action this summer as well, as he plans to attend the Huskies' Rising Stars Camp in late June.
Williams said Washington State is the school that has shown the most early interest, and added that the Cougars coaches have told him they are close to extending an offer.
As a junior on the offensive side of the ball, Williams caught 11 passes for 244 yards and two touchdowns, but it's more than likely that he'll head to the next level as a safety.