Catching up with LB/S Travis Williams

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Lake Taylor (Norfolk, VA) linebacker/safety Travis Williams has totaled 17 scholarship offers so far, with Miami and Michigan being the most recent 1A programs to extend official offers. The offer from the Hurricanes appears significant, though the 6-2, 200-pound Williams is not in any hurry to commit.

“Miami was my favorite college team growing up,” Williams said. “I do follow the players that go there.”

Williams denies a favorite, but he has done some research on the Hurricanes and mentioned several other programs that have gotten his attention as well.

“Everything is even, but I did some looking at Miami and the linebackers they are bringing in,” Williams said. “They brought in two linebackers last year. My chances of starting early would be really great. Coach Ivory Hill broke down the roster and it looked good. I like North Carolina a lot, too. They have a good linebacker corps. I’m cool with Coach Cuffman and Coach Browning. I like West Virginia and [Virginia] Tech. Coach Newsome is recruiting me and Coach Foster is cool. But everything is even overall.”

Lake Taylor’s star linebacker is focused on preparing to help his team capture a state championship in 2009, but he does plan to see a few colleges this summer.

“I’ve been in the weight room and practicing with my team for 7-on-7 competitions,” Williams said. “I’m going to Maryland’s camp on the 20th. After that, I’m probably going with my team to Penn State for a 5-day camp. Then, it’s football, football, football.”

Williams may attend Tech’s July 11th camp as well. Already holding a Tech offer, he wouldn’t participate at the camp.

“I might go to the camp this summer,” Williams said. “I think they are planning on offering [Lake Taylor rising senior defensive back] Mario Rowson. They want to see him at the one-day camp next month. They want the defensive backs coach to evaluate him.”

As mentioned above, Williams plans to take his time in the recruiting process.

“I’m going to take my time and focus on it with the time I have,” Williams said. “I’m not going to sweat it because I don’t want to be held back from having fun in the recruiting process. I’ll try to make the best decision of where I’ll fit in at. I’m doing research