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Purdue leads for New Orleans LB

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New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr linebacker Korey Williams currently is on an official visit to Purdue. The standout arrived in West Lafayette, Ind., on Saturday because of a conflict with basketball Friday night and will depart early Monday morning. Williams checked in with Rivals.com Sunday night to give a status on his trip.
"It's nice up here," he said. "I've liked everything about this visit, everything. I didn't expect it to be like this."
Williams' weekend in West Lafayette has been full of activities.
"I toured the campus, met with some academic people and talked about that side of things," he said. "I've also met with all the coaches. I met with (head coach) Joe Tiller, Coach Mark Hagen, the linebackers coach and Coach Brock Spack went over the defense and he was telling me what I was going to do if I come here."
Has Williams made a pledge to play for the Boilermakers next season?
"No. I didn't commit," he said. "But I will tell you what, they are at the top of my list. (One of the reasons) is me coming on this visit and having a good time and the job the coaches have done by being up front about things. I didn't even have to ask them about any of the questions that I have had."
The 6-foot-2, 233-pound Williams has visits to two schools set up the in the coming weeks.
"I got to Southern Miss next week and then to Washington State the next," he said. "Kansas is trying to set up a visit. I don't know what's going on there and Ole Miss called and talked to my coach. They are trying to set up a visit, too."
Williams will leave Purdue Monday morning following breakfast and head to Indianapolis, then fly back to New Orleans.
He already has met with Tiller.
Williams is a low (5.5) three-star rated recruit by Rivals.com and is the nation's No. 29 inside linebacker prospect.
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