Dwight Williams is already on the radar as one of the West's best 2014 linebackers and now with some SEC interest the Gardena (Calif.) Serra is drawing even more attention.
Mississippi State has gotten involved with Williams, a 6-foot-1, 197-pound outside linebacker who looked good this summer at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge in Atlanta.
It is still preliminary but Williams is definitely keeping an eye on the SEC school and any other teams showing interest in him.
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"The new school I've been hearing from is Mississippi State," Williams said. "Basically, they've been sending me a lot of mail. I'm open to every school. I keep an eye out for everybody so I'll definitely look at them."
Cincinnati has also been showing new interest in the Gardena Serra standout who already has offers from Colorado, Oregon State and UCLA.
The 2014 recruit has taken some local unofficial visits this summer and is planning something similar during the season. The real focus is winning games at Gardena Serra and then he thinks recruiting will take care of itself.
"I took a lot of visits during the summer but just to the local schools like UCLA and USC," Williams said. "If I can make it down to Cal I would. It's just the local schools right now and I can see myself taking a few more.
"I'm more worried about the season."
His junior season got off to an exciting and successful start as Gardena Serra defeated Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame, 26-23, in the season opener last weekend.
The victory came down to the final minutes.
"It was a big test," Williams said. "It was a good game. It was close up to the end. It came down to the last three minutes. Notre Dame was back on their 30 and then a snap went over Kelly (Hilinski's) head and my teammate recovered it.
"I'm a leader wherever I am, wherever I go. That's a big thing for me right there."