Dwight Williams has heard a lot from UCLA so far in his recruitment and this past weekend the four-star linebacker from Gardena (Calif.) Serra got a close, personal look at what the Bruins can offer him.
Williams, rated No. 101 in the 2014 class by Rivals.com, spent time with linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich during his trip to Westwood and definitely liked the message.
The four-star said UCLA along with Tennessee and Washington are recruiting him the hardest so far.
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"It was great," Williams said. "I spent a lot of time with the coaching staff. It was more about those guys telling me how they'd use me in the system and how I would fit in at UCLA."
The Bruins are definitely under consideration. Williams is a local prospect and already has a lot of friends on the team. Plus, UCLA played well last season and things are looking good moving on.
"You know how certain kids go to a certain school and they pretty much recruit their friends?" Williams said. "So it's a benefit to play with your friends and guys you know even if you played against them in high school so that's pretty neat to be able to do that.
"They are recruiting me hard. It's definitely a factor because it shows they really want you and they really care about you and that you're a priority on their list."
So far, Williams has landed offers from Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Houston, Michigan, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oregon State, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UCLA, Utah, Washington and Washington State.
He said there is new interest coming in from South Carolina, Miami and Florida and that he remains open to all programs.