Williams has plenty of options

TAMPA, Fla. - Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland defensive end Leonard Williams was considered the top defensive lineman at Sunday's Under Armour Camp held in Tampa, Fla. The 6-foot-5, 254-pound strongside defensive end won a majority of his one-on-one battles with offensive linemen. When the camp wrapped up, Williams was pleased with the experience.
"The camp was really good," Williams said. "It was an atmosphere with a lot of great players and a lot of great coaches. Everybody was competing."
The Sunshine State product claims 'over 30' offers at this point, with some of the main schools in the picture being Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, Miami, Penn State, South Carolina, South Florida, Southern Cal, and Tennessee. At this stage, he claims no leaders.
"Nobody is really standing out because I haven't been able to visit many schools that I want to yet," Williams said. "All of my options are open."
With options coast-to-coast, the Rivals100 prospect talked about how distance could play a factor in his decision.
"I could go anywhere, but I would rather stay with somebody in the SEC or in the South," Williams said.
This summer, Williams is hoping to hit the road and get an up-close and personal look at many of the top schools in the nation.
"I want to go around the nation and visit as many schools as possible," Williams said. "I know I want to see USC, Auburn, and a few others. I know I am going to Florida State for a camp this summer and I am visiting Auburn, where I may camp. I have already visited and camped at Alabama. I plan to get back to Alabama. I think we are also doing a team camp at Clemson, so I will visit there as well."
Williams, who said he would prefer to play defensive end in a 4-3 defense, has previously visited Alabama, Florida, Miami, and South Florida. He talked a bit about three of those visits.
Alabama: "They have really good coaches. I have a good relationship with their defensive line coach (Chris Rumph). I knew him from Clemson, from when Marlin (Lane) was committed there, and I had talked to him a few times. He is a real cool coach."
Miami: "I went to Miami for a Junior Day. It was alright. I learned about their business school."
Florida: "When I went to Florida I had an opportunity to meet their coaches and see a spring practice. I just like what they are doing there with their new coaches."
When it comes time for Williams to decide, he said he is looking for a home away from home.
"I want a school that has a family feel to it," Williams said. "I also want a school where I can get a good education and have an opportunity to play early on in my career."
As a junior, Williams recorded 91 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and five sacks.