An unofficial visit over the weekend for Leesburg (Va.) Loudoun County linebacker Chase Williams resulted in a major scholarship. Where did the 6-foot-3, 235-pounder go and what does he think of the offer?
"I went down to Miami late Thursday night and went to their practice on Friday," he said. "Then I went to the spring game on Saturday and flew back on Sunday. I got the official word from Coach Barrow on my way back that they have officially offered."
Williams discussed the trip.
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"I loved it, it was very fun," he said. "I got to go to practice on Friday. I saw a lot of alums that played there, guys came back from all over the country to be apart of the Hurricane family. When I was going through the facilities, Ed Reed, Andre Johnson and Bubba Franks were lifting and working out together."
Of course, Williams spent a lot of time with the coaching staff and players.
"I spent most of my time with Coach Barrow, the linebackers coach. I met the entire staff and also talked to Coach Shannon. I also talked to the linebackers. I spent a lot of time with Colin McCarthy. He told me how he loves it and how he took his visit and that was it. He also mentioned how they are striving to get back to the old days of the defense.
"As for Coach Shannon, he was good. I had never personally met him before. I had known Coach Barrow through the NFL. Coach Shannon really wants to win and he's a great guy to talk to."
The Miami offer and visit certainly impressed the Commonwealth prospect, but more trips are on the horizon.
"Next weekend I'm going to Louisville, then on the 13th I'm going to West Virginia," he said. "On the 18th I'm headed to LSU for their spring game and then on the 25th I'm going to SMU."
In the meantime, Williams announced further news that he will graduate early.
"I am going to graduate early and enroll in January," he said. "My process is sped up which is why I'm going on visits now since I probably won't have a chance to go on five officials.
"I wanted to graduate early because it's a great advantage to get in for spring practice and get acclimated to the school, coaches and football. I'm trying to get as far ahead now so I'll be ready right away."