When John Mack took over Ventura (Calif.) Saint Bonaventure he quickly built into one of the best programs in Southern California. Mack has done a great job developing players and getting them ready for the D-I level.
This year four-star cornerback/safety Michael Williams is garnering a lot of attention from D-I schools.
Besides being one of the best defensive backs in California, Williams can also help a team as special teams player.
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As a junior, Williams returned 17 punts for 318 yards while averaging 18.7 yards per punt return and brought two back for scores. He's also a lethal kick returner. Williams returned 13 kicks for 555 yards and one touchdown while averaging 42.7 yards per return.
Because of his returning ability, Williams helps get his team's offense in great field position.
If thought returning kicks was his only specialty then you would be wrong. He also blocked a field goal on special teams.
While it is true that Williams is a big time playmaker on special teams he will earn his scholarship as a defensive back where he earned first-team all-CIF, all-county and all-league honors after racking up 94 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and one fumble recovery.
One thing you can count on from most St. Bonnie players is they will come to your school with an excellent work ethic and Williams definitely fits that category.
"Michael had a great off-season," Mack said. "He's bigger, faster and stronger than ever.
"The first thing that separates Michael from the rest is he can play football at a high speed," Mack said. "Some guys are track fast, but Michael is football fast. He can play at full speed."
"On the recruiting front Michigan and Notre Dame are ahead of the rest," Mack said. "UCLA is also in the hunt and Nebraska is making a strong push. Nebraska could get a visit."
Williams has one official visit set to Notre Dame on September 9th and will definitely visit Michigan but the date hasn't been set at this time.
Williams made the Rivals.com Rivals250 team for the class of 2007. Rivals.com rates Williams as the nation's No. 10 cornerback and he also made the preseason Rivals.com California top 100 landing as a the Golden State's No. 15 prospect at any position.