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Chris Williams

Chris Williams of Abilene High School is one of the top linebackers in Texas for the 2009 class, and he is starting to get an idea of the school he wants to take his talents to on the next level.

Williams, who says he is 6-1, 223 pounds, is the reigning 5A State Defensive Player of the year in Texas after recording 90 tackles, 32 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, and three forced fumbles in his junior campaign.

He’s already taken his talent on the road once this summer, and plans to do so again in the coming weeks.

 

“I went to Texas Tech for a visit earlier in the summer,” Williams said. “It was pretty cool. I got to just hangout and see what they had to offer. I’m going to be heading to LSU for their camp later in July.”

 

Speaking of LSU, Williams has mentioned a few times in the past that the Tigers are the team to beat for his services, and he continues to feel that way.

 

“LSU is still the favorite,” he said. “Besides them I have about 20 other offers right now, and from those I like Oregon, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Oregon is a chance to get away to a place that still has good football. Nebraska has Coach Pelini, and I’m familiar with their defense. Oklahoma is always a powerhouse and always has a chance to play for a national championship.”

 

“And with LSU, there are just so many things,” continued the 3 star prospect. “They won the national championship. The things I hear about their facilities and their fan base are just great. I’ve never been to the campus before so I’m excited about getting down there for the camp.”

 

Williams says the coaches have already spoken with him about how he would fit into the Tigers’ defense.

 

“I talked to Coach Miles a few weeks ago,” said the nation’s 19th ranked middle linebacker. “When I talk to the coaches they just tell me they know what kind of player I am and what I’m capable of, and they don’t want to change me.”

 

Despite already having a list of schools he is beginning to focus in on, Williams is planning on taking his time with the recruiting process before making a decision.

 

“I’m probably going to commit after the season,” he said. “I want to take some visits first. I have no idea where I’ll be taking them or how many I will take. I just know I’m going to take them. I can say though that there is a good chance LSU will be getting one of my visits in the fall.”

 

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