October 2, 2011

Williams to check out Kent State

Kent State made a huge splash in Central Ohio in the 2011 class, landing five Columbus area prospects. The Flashes are back at it again in the 2012 cycle, targeting many of the area's top prospects. Right at the top of the board is Dublin (Ohio) Coffman cornerback Taylor Williams. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect is now up to six offers, all from Mid-American Conference teams.

"I have offers from Ohio U., Ball State, Central Michigan, Toledo, Kent State, and Akron," explained Williams. "I'm also talking to Indiana and I'm trying to get my film out to West Virginia."

At the moment, one school sits at the top for Williams.

"Right now Ohio is (at the top)," he said. "Just knowing that a lot of my friends are going there, it's an environment that I would be comfortable with and I like the coaches."

Though the Bobcats have the lead right now, Williams is still open to all of the schools that have been showing interest and Kent State is one school that has recently been turning up the heat.

"It's going well (with Kent State)," he said. "I'm still talking to them on a weekly basis. I'm actually going to go down there in a couple of weeks to one of their games."

Kent State head coach Darrell Hazell has taken the lead in Williams' recruitment, further showing that Williams is a high priority in this class.

"The head coach, coach (Darrell) Hazell (is his main recruiter)," Williams explained. "My relationship with him is good. He tells me a lot of information that I like to hear about Kent State. I'm interested in finding out more about the program and he seems very interested in me and I like that."

In addition to Kent State, Williams plans to make visits to many of the schools that have offered the speedy defensive back.

"I'm going to go to Ball State, Ohio U., and Akron," he said. "Those schools all want me to come up there for a big game."

Williams said he doesn't really have a timetable for a decision and is actually waiting to see what happens with one of his teammates before narrowing things down.

"I'm kind of waiting for a friend (teammate Tre Scott) to see what's going on with him,"Williams said. "I'd like to go to school with him and I'm seeing if one of these schools offers him."

On the field, Dublin Coffman is off to a strong 6-0 start but things are about to get tougher as the three top teams in Coffman's conference are all coming up in the last four weeks of the regular season.

"It's going good," he said. "Our team wanted to do better than last year when we got off to just an OK start. We're like a family and we wanted to be better than last year and we worked way harder in practice and it's showing on Friday nights. We have big games with Hilliard Davidson, Hilliard Darby, and Upper Arlington coming up so we have to play even better."


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