Cox DE Jordan Williams A Top In-State Target

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Nineteen schools have offered scholarships to Cox (Virginia Beach, VA) 4-star prospect Jordan Williams. So far, the 6’5”, 250-pound junior defensive end has visited nine of those schools and has another trip planned for this weekend.

“I’ve visited UNC, NC State, Maryland, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Clemson, UVA, Wake Forest and Duke. That’s pretty much it,” Williams said. “The only scheduled visit I have coming up is Tennessee this weekend.”

While Tennessee is the only scheduled visit for the near future, Williams says he is not finished making college visits and likely won’t commit until soon after his senior season. A decision may be far off, but is there a current favorite or favorites?

“I can’t label any schools favorites right now because I haven’t visited schools like Florida and Georgia and some others,” Williams said.

Addressing some of the important factors in making his college choice, Williams said: “Whenever I go on a visit I always look at the facilities, where I’d be working out and practicing. I look at the academics. I talk to academic people and look at classroom sizes, and I look at the area a campus is in.”

Williams is a top target of in-state ACC schools Virginia and Virginia Tech. Each school hosted the talented defensive lineman in the month of February.

On February 6, Williams trekked to Blacksburg for a Junior Day recruiting event. It was not his first experience at Tech, but this time around he was able to take a closer look at the school and facilities.

“I got to see Virginia Tech more in-depth. I wanted to see the academic buildings,” Williams said. “In terms of the (athletic) facilities I only got to see the practice facility. I know they are rebuilding the weight room and I think it looks amazing.”

Williams met with longtime Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster while on the visit as well.

“My first time meeting him in person was at the Junior Day,” Williams said. “He is a great coach and he has a great history.”

On February 27, Williams made his way to UVA for its first Junior Day recruiting event under new coach Bronco Mendenhall. This experience was about “the coaches bonding with the recruits,” Williams said.

“This was my first experience with the