December 15, 2010

Williams trims list to three

With the recruiting season coming to a close the Syracuse Orange are coming off of one of their biggest recruiting weekends in recent memory. On the big visit weekend there was one name grabbing headlines and that was Ishaq Williams.

"I had a great time at Syracuse. I had a great time with the coaches and players it really felt like a family environment."

Williams, 6-foot-6, 220 pounds has the chance to play tight end or defensive end in college and at Syracuse his host was in the same position coming out of high school.

"Chandler Jones was my host. He is a great guy we talked and joked around a lot he is a great guy," Williams said. "We just talked about the transition from high school to college and how it is playing for Syracuse."

When he had a chance the four star prospect talked with Orange players about the future of the program and he had similar talks with the Orange coaches.

"I talked with pretty much all of the coaches I talked with Coach Marrone, Coach Anselmo, and Coach Brumbaugh. We talked about my position, what my role at Syracuse would be, and how it would be a good fit for me"

On his visit to Syracuse everything went as he thought, but the one thing that stuck out to him was how close to everybody he felt.

"Really what stuck out was just how close I felt to the team. I really felt comfortable."

After his visit to Syracuse what exactly does Williams think of the Orange?

"They are one of my top three choices and it is going to be hard to choose between them."

The Empire State product talked about his final three schools and what he likes about them.

Syracuse : "Pretty much I like the idea that I could get there and play and become a better player I believe. I know that they will take care of me."

Penn State :"They have great coaching and it is another school that I feel comfortable at. I know they will take care of me because it is a family environment there as well. The Penn State brand also."

Notre Dame: "Great academics, good resources, and good networking."

With his visits now over Williams is taking a much needed break from recruiting until it is time to make his final decision.

"It is pretty good to have things wrapped up because it just leaves me time to think about these offers and it is going to be a calm time for me.

A decision for Williams is set to come when he plays in the Army All-American football game.

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