On Friday, Jackson, Ohio linebacker Reagan Williams was named to the Rivals250 to Watch list for 2015. Two days later the newly-minted four-star was on the road to take in a college game at Louisville.
"Louisville is an electric atmosphere and the team played great," Williams remarked.
As a football recruit evaluating potential future career paths, Williams was enjoying the game but also analyzing the Louisville program.
"You have to look at all aspects of it, really," he noted. "You have to look at what players they have there already and if you can see yourself fitting in with them. You have to look at what the coaches are like."
Williams and his family arrived at Louisville shortly before kickoff and did not get much interaction with the Cardinal's coaching staff. He did catch up with an acquaintance who is connected to the program, however.
"Jared McCray from Minford (Ohio), he is already committed there in 2014 and I knew him," Williams said. "We had a good, little conversation. It had been awhile since I'd seen him, so it was good to catch up."
Williams plans his next college game visit on Oct. 12 to Penn State. In the meantime he could set other unofficial visits depending on his own team's schedule. Several schools could be on the docket, especially after the slew of interest he received on the first day college coaches could contact juniors.
"It's funny how it works on Sept 1st," Williams said. "I got stuff from Michigan State, Penn State, Duke, Indiana, Cincinnati and Florida State."
The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Williams saw the sidelines early in his team's 54-18 rout in Saturday's season opener. When he was in the game, though, Williams collected two catches for 60 yards on offense to go along with four tackles and two tackles for loss on defense.