Dwight Williams wants to make it completely clear he's not giving college coaches lip service when he says he's interested in playing anywhere across the country.
The 2014 linebacker from Gardena (Calif.) Serra is open to all possibilities no matter where it is on the map and the conference doesn't matter, either.
Williams, who looked good this summer at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge, has family across the South and is hoping to hear from even more colleges - and maybe pick up a few more offers.
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"It seems like a lot of schools aren't taking a chance because I'm a West Coast kid," Williams said. "I guess they think I want to stay out West but that's not really the case. I'm open to go anywhere.
"It's extremely important coaches know because that can make a lot of difference on when they offer and who offers. I would go across the country, seriously.
"I want to hear more from Miami and Florida. A lot more from those two. I've been hearing a lot from pretty much all the other schools."
The 6-foot-1, 212-pound prospect has family in Atlanta, in Texas and in Shreveport, La., so Williams is not concerned about playing college football away from home.
So far, Colorado, Oregon State and UCLA have offered and he said a bunch of recruiting mail is coming in. He's hearing from a ton of programs and is now hoping to land more offers.
"I'm getting a lot," Williams said.
"It's pretty much from everywhere across the country. I already had LSU, Alabama, Michigan and some others. The newest ones really are Indiana, Iowa and some other schools.
"I'm just taking it slowly right now. It's picking up a lot though."
After Serra's season, Williams wants to take some unofficial visits. He's already hit the local schools so getting out a little further from California seems like a priority.
"I haven't had much of a chance with the season and our schedule and practice and everything to go out of state," Williams said. "After the season I'll see what's going on because I'll probably take some trips."