Bolingbrook senior five star ranked outside linebacker Kyle Williams spent the holidays on the wrestling mat. The Bonecrusher, wrestling at the 215 pound weight class upped his overall record to 16-0 this season, and Williams also won the 215 pound weight class at the 16th annual Dvorak Memorial Wrestling tournament yesterday. The Dvorak Memorial tournament is widely recognized as one of the state's top wrestling events.
"My goal this year was to win a couple of state title" said Kyle Williams. "Things didn't work out in football, but I'm on track so far for wrestling. I thought I did pretty well at the Dvoark and I'm excited about having a chance to win a state title in wrestling."
One of Williams major roadblocks in winning a state wrestling championship at 215 pounds is none other than Minooka/Illinois verbal commit Russ Weil. Weil defeated Williams last year in the state finals and Weil went on to win the 215 pound title. "Actually, we have a meet this weekend but I'll be on my official visit to Oregon. We'll hook up at the state finals again I'm sure."
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So why is Kyle Williams, who has verballed to Iowa, taking an official visit to Oregon on January 9th you ask? "I've been getting asked that alot. I've never been to the Northwest, and I really like the coaches at Oregon. I want to see the school and the program up close for myself. It's more like checking all of my options first, just to make sure that I'm totally solid in my final decision. I'm also traveling to Oregon with both Kwame Agyeman and Nate Lyles and they are really good guys and that should be alot of fun."
Could the Oregon coaches and the Ducks change the Bonecrusher's mind on his official visit? "I'm still a very solid commit to Iowa."
So what did Kyle Williams think of the Hawkeyes 37-14 Outback Bowl win over Florida? "I thought the Hawkeyes played really well and I was happy to see them get the win. My Dad and I were talking about Mike Jones (starting Iowa offensive guard from Oak Lawn Richards) and how a year ago he was smashing kids in the SICA Orange and now he's smashing kids in the Outback Bowl as a true freshman. I definitely want to have a chance to play early just like Mike Jones did at Iowa. Mike's a great guy and I'm really happy for him."
So overall how's things with Kyle Williams these days? "Things have been going really good. Wrestling is good, the recruiting process has slowed down some and I also was able to pull good grades this semester."