Indianapolis (Ind.) Warren Central safety Mykelti Williams planned Monday's visit to Ole Miss over two months ago, and the experience exceeded his built-up expectations.
"I got there early and spent almost the whole day," Williams reported. "Just the way the community is down there and the way the atmosphere is… it was everything I expected it to be, and actually a little bit more.
"It's a great school. The facilities were amazing. Just being on the field was surreal."
Ole Miss gave Williams the standard campus and facilities tour, but what stood out most to the Midwest prospect was the people involved with the Rebel's football program.
"There were players there and actually I came in and watched the defensive backs work out. They work hard," he said. "The guys were real welcoming and seemed really cool. The All-American safety (Cody Prewitt), I was talking to him and he was saying how great of a school it was and how it was for him coming in and transitioning from high school to college.
"I spent most of my time with Coach (Dave) Wommack, Coach (Tom) Allen and Coach Lee Wilbanks. We actually sat down and had a full meeting like I was a player. We talked about all the things they do on the defensive side of the ball and how I can fit in their scheme."
The 6-foot, 185-pound Williams is up to 12 scholarship offers, but Monday's visit has put Ole Miss in a strong position to land his services.
"They have a pretty good chance… a real good chance, actually," Williams said. "For being so far away from home it feels like home there so it didn't really bother me as much. It was just a great experience and the time I spent with the coaching staff was amazing."
Ole Miss' in-state rivals, Mississippi State, offered Williams in April and he plans to visit them while in the Magnolia State.
"We're going to Mississippi State Tuesday," Williams said. "I want to compare the two schools, see the pros and cons of Mississippi State and the pros and cons of Ole Miss. I want to see where I could possibly fit in there."
The home state Indiana Hoosiers are another school Williams has had high on his list, and Monday night he noted, "I am very high on Louisville too."