According to reports by the Norfolk-Virginian Pilot and Rivals.com, Virginia Tech has landed a verbal commitment from Loudoun County High School linebacker Chase Williams. Williams is the 17th commitment of the Hokies’ 2010 recruiting class, and the second in the last two days.
Chase Williams is the son of former Washington Redskins and current New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. He is a standout at linebacker and tight end for head coach Todd Hill at Loudoun County.
He finished the 2008 season with 36 receptions for 481 yards and three touchdowns, and he also had 163 tackles, included 33 tackles for loss. His likely position at Virginia Tech is mike linebacker.
Williams is 6-3, 240, and he chose Virginia Tech over offers from Miami and West Virginia, and also heavy interest from LSU. He also held offers from smaller schools, such as Marshall, Rice, SMU and Tulane. He is rated the #10 inside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com
Loudoun County head coach Todd Hill told TSL’s Chris Horne: “In my 20 years of coaching, I’ve never had a more intelligent player than Chase.”
Stay tuned to TechSideline.com for more on Williams’ commitment.