Homestead (Fla.) suffered a tough 13-0 loss to Miami (Fla.) Southridge on Thursday night. While the Homestead offense struggled, the defense played well surrendering just one touchdown on the evening. A major piece to the Broncos defense is 6-foot-5, 215-pound defensive end Ricardo Williams, who holds around 20 offers.
"I just feel like we should have gone out there and played harder," Williams said of the loss. "They jumped on us in the first quarter and it was tough to play catch-up. We just didn't make enough plays."
With the loss, Homestead is now 3-2 on the season. Williams though feels he has had a very solid senior campaign thus far.
"I have been playing great," Williams said. "A lot of teams have been running away from me but when they are passing I have had an opportunity to get back there and make plays. I think I am sitting on nine sacks right now."
When it comes to recruiting, he said things are still very active for him and that one Atlantic Coast Conference school has recently turned up the attention.
"A lot of schools are coming after me," Williams said. "I am starting to get a lot of interest from North Carolina. They are coming after me hard. FSU is still in the picture. I am going to try to make it to the FSU-UM game (on Saturday). The main ones right now are North Carolina, Oregon, and Florida State.
"I want to visit all three of those schools," Williams added. "North Carolina told me they will bring me up there after football season, get me up there for a basketball game. I am not really sure on a date. I am waiting for a call from a coach at Oregon to set up the flight there, they will probably be my first visit. With FSU, I am going to see them Saturday but for an official visit up there I need to call Coach (James) Coley and see what he wants to do."
Other schools such as Ole Miss, Texas Tech, South Florida, and Central Florida are also in the picture. A local school has also begun to show the three-star weakside defensive end some interest.
"Since the season started I have talked to (Miami) Coach (Michael) Barrow a few times," Williams said. "When I get to their game on Saturday I plan to talk to a few coaches and get a feel for it."
At this time, Williams isn't sure when he will make his final decision. As he takes visits, he intends to sit down with his family and discuss things and when the time is right he will decide.
"I will talk with my parents about it, we will sit down and see what school is best for me," Williams said. "It will be a family decision."