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Williams on board with first offer

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After an impressive junior season, Chicago (Ill.) Gordon Tech defensive lineman Raequan Williams has seen a stream of coaches through his school and now has his first scholarship offer.
"Western Michigan offered me the other day," Williams said. "I was excited. All you need is one to play in college. It has motivated me to get more."
Coaches from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State and Ohio State also stopped in at Gordon Tech in December to check on the 6-foot-6, 280-pound Williams.
Ohio State's Mike Vrabel was the assistant who stopped by for the Buckeyes. They had met previously when Williams attended the Buckeye's home game against Wisconsin in late September.
"They gave me a tour around the school and I got to speak to the players after the game in the locker room," Williams said of his Ohio State visit. "Braxton Miller, he was saying to keep up the good work and work hard because there is always someone else working harder."
Williams said Vrabel also emphasized to keep working and that Ohio State had their eye on him.
As a junior, Williams led his team with 22 tackles for loss and nine sacks. He played on both lines, but said most schools are projecting him to defensive for either tackle or end.
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