Tennessee has been looking for a ball hawking linebacker to add to their 2010 recruiting class and now the coaching staff is making waves in Norfolk,VA to land Travis Williams, a 6’2 200 pound backer who recently ran a 4.38 forty-yard dash. The latest hurdle for the Volunteer staff has been getting Williams to take an official visit and now VolNation has learned that it is bound to happen.
“I actually just got off the phone with Coach Garza just now,” said Williams. “Coach wanted to talk to me about me coming down to Tennessee for an official visit. I think that will happen sometime this year. We were looking at the Auburn game as a date that could work. We shall see. I want to get down there and check the school out as its one of the schools I am interested in right now.”
Williams, who plays wide receiver and linebacker for Lake Taylor High School has been offered by most schools to play linebacker at the next level. Williams posses great range on both run and pas plays. He’s played in a heavy pressure system that allows him to use his quickness off the ball and attack the ball carrier.
“I am very quick and very fast for a linebacker,” says Williams. “I can get to the ball quick but this past summer I’ve been working on getting even quicker because the more speed you have the more dangerous you are. I am also a great team leader and motivator. I can get us that win.”
With a great relationship with Tennessee’s coaching staff Williams has become a key player in the Tennessee recruiting search.
“The coaches e-mail me a lot and we both try and call each other but because we are both so busy it is hard to actually find time to sit down and talk. I think things will get better as the season gets going and I can get out there for a visit. Tennessee is a program I like a lot right now and hopefully things continue to grow.:
With a plan to visit Tennessee Williams also talked about a few other schools he is looking at visiting.
“Right now I might be visiting Penn State, Miami, West Virginia, and LSU besides Tennessee,” said Williams. “Its not cut and dry though. I am totally open and am still waiting for other schools to get in on things. I might look at some other schools but I don’t know yet. When I know my final five or my school I know, it just will come to me.”
With a possible visit to Tennessee in order VolNation.com will certainly keep you up to date on all things regarding this talented linebacker from Virginia.