Noticing Wisconsin

Noticing Wisconsin

Gardena (CA.) Sierra junior outside linebacker Dwight Williams has jumped over 20 offers with Miami and Oklahoma joining the fold this week, but it would be a big deal if Wisconsin got involved with the three-star prospect.

MADISON - The West Coast is becoming an important destination for Wisconsin under Coach Gary Andersen, and Gardena (CA.) Sierra junior outside linebacker Dwight Williams has taken notice.

Having seen a lot of his friends start to get recruited by Wisconsin, the 6-1, 215-pound Williams has become intrigued by the Badgers, who seem to make an appearance in his home state every year.

"I have seen them play in the (Rose) Bowl game not too long ago," Williams told Badger Nation. "They play a lot like Stanford and I watch them a lot, so they remind me of them. They play a physical style and get you ready for the league. A Wisconsin offer would definitely be a big deal to me. I mean every offer is good, so they would fit in with everyone else."

The physical linebacker is not short on talent with having over 20 offers so far from his stellar year on the gridiron. Finishing with 158 tackles, four forced fumbles and three interceptions, Williams earned virtually every first-team honor in leading his team to a state championship.

"My recruitment has been picking up tremendously," said Williams. "My latest offer is from Oklahoma. I have also gotten Florida, Georgia Tech and Miami, so it has been picking up. I got a lot of offers, but no one is sticking out to me and everyone is even."

Rated the No. 12 outside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com, the three-star recruit will head to Las Vegas for a 7-on-7 tournament and to a Nike Football Training Camp on March 10 before starting focusing on multiple campus visits.

"I am pretty much looking for academics," said Williams. "You know I want a good academic program that I can be at and the environment to see if it can feel like home. The coaching staff and the opportunity to play early are all things that are factors when I break down these schools to a top list."

Many analysts break down film of the top recruits every year, and Williams feels is game is a fun one to watch and also listen, too.

"I am just athletic and being able to run downhill and hit," said Williams. "Cover in space and make a tackle pretty much everywhere is my game. Off the field I would say that I am humble, but on the field I am more fired up. I am not really talking too much trash. I am just trying to get my team more motivated, (but) sometimes I like to get in the opponent's head still."

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