Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military running back Keiland Williams is a Louisiana native and has always been a big LSU fan. That's why everyone assumed he was LSU bound when the Tigers offered the 6-foot-0, 215-pounder. So is LSU a lock for Williams or can other schools get into this battle?
"Before I came to Hargrave I was pretty certain I was going to be a Tiger," said Williams. "I hadn't been away from home and I liked the idea of being close to home and playing for LSU. They're still my favorite school and the team to beat, but I'm taking visits to see what else is out there."
Williams recently took his first official visit of the recruiting season to Ole Miss.
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"It was a great visit, I had a nice time," he said. "My best friend is at Ole Miss and he was my host (Tyson Andrus) and we have two great guys here at Hargrave heading there in Jerrell Powe and John Jerry. Those guys say really good things about Ole Miss."
Williams also said the coaches stood out.
"They were nice people," he said. "I felt comfortable there."
Williams would like to take all five official visits if he can.
"We have a break this week and we get a break for Christmas so I'm trying to get a couple visits in there," he said. "I'd like to visit Michigan, Florida, LSU and Tennessee if I can."
So when will a decision come?
"I'm not sure," he said. "I'd like to do it sooner if I can, but I want to compare some places before I decide. I love the LSU program and the coaches and it's a great school, but once I began to get more offers I decided to keep my options open."