Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland defensive lineman Leonard Williams is a big-bodied defensive end, checking in at 6-foot-5, 260-pounds heading into his final spring of high school ball. His combination of size and speed has led to a number of the Southeast's best programs extending an offer.
"Alabama, Florida, Miami, USF, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina have all offered me," Williams said. "I am not sure who else."
So far, the Sunshine State product has made his way on campus to a few of the interested schools.
"I have been to Florida. I went to Miami and USF for Junior Days. I also went to Alabama for a camp during last summer," Williams said.
Right now, Williams isn't in a rush to claim leaders but admits two schools have made a positive impression early on.
"I am not really sure at this point because I haven't been able to visit very many schools but so far I really like Florida and Alabama," Williams said.
He talked about the reasons why he likes the Crimson Tide.
"I really liked Alabama," Williams said. "I liked the way they practiced and I liked the coaches. I like the way they coach. They push their players hard. I like how they run their program."
As for the Gators, they are a childhood favorite.
"I like Florida's campus a lot as well," Williams said. "I also grew up liking them. I get along with their coaches really good. They have just told me that I would have a real good chance to play there."
Williams is in no rush to make a final decision.
"I probably won't make a decision until the end of my senior year," Williams said.
His next scheduled trip is to attend a Miami spring practice in the next couple of weeks.
As a junior, Williams racked up 94 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks.