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Same top two for Williams

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Defensive end Leonard Williams can be described as a high-impact player, but it was a low-impact play that led to the Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland product being sidelined for most of Tuesday's practice at the Under Armour All-America Game.
"Me and another guy just hit helmet-to-helmet and I got knocked," Williams said. "They said I had a slight concussion, a little dizziness, but I expect to be back out there tomorrow doing everything."
When the 6-foot-5, 254-pound defensive lineman has been on the field, he has worked at both defensive end and defensive tackle.
"I prefer end," Williams said. "But I can play defensive tackle when they need me. I am going to play both in the game."
At this stage of the process, the Rivals100 prospect is looking at just five schools.
"Florida, Auburn, and USC," Williams said. "I am also going to visit Miami and Florida State."
While he is looking at five, the same two schools that have been standing out to him for the past few months remain at the top for his services.
"Florida and Auburn are my top two," Williams said. "I don't have a leader out of those two."
The recent departure of Ted Roof from Auburn has led to some uneasiness with Williams.
"It kind of makes me look at them a bit shaky right now," Williams said. "It will depend on what kind of coordinator they hire. I would prefer a 4-3 defense. If someone comes in with a 3-4, then I might turn away and look more at another school."
Williams has previously officially visited Auburn back in October.
As for the Gators, who Williams has yet to visit or schedule an official visit to, they remain in regular contact with the four-star defensive lineman and are pitching the potential of early playing time to him.
"I have been keeping up with Coach (Dan) Quinn," Williams said. "He talks about how he is recruiting me not to be another person on the sideline but someone they can rely upon. He says I can get a lot of reps there and get on the field early on."
Following the conclusion of the Under Armour All-America Game, Williams will take a visit to Florida State on January 13th. He recently checked out a practice for Florida State leading up to the Champs Sports Bowl in the Orlando area.
After visiting the Seminoles, Williams will then head to Southern Cal on January 20th before concluding his tour with a visit to Miami on January 27th.
Those three trips, as well as a potential visit to Florida, will make a major impact on where Williams plays his college football.
"My visits are real important," Williams said. "They will help me to make my final decision."
Williams indicated that he is likely to announce on National Signing Day.
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