Dwight Williams not looking to stay home

Things likely won’t be slowing down anytime soon on the recruiting trail for ESPN Watch List linebacker Dwight Williams (Gardena, Calif./Serra). The 6-foot-1, 200-pound linebacker already holds offers from Colorado, Oregon State and UCLA, and he said attention from schools across the country has increased.

California, Ohio State, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Washington have reached out recently, and Williams said the Huskies in particular have turned up the heat. But after last Friday’s game, he wanted to take a moment to clear up what he felt has been a common misconception in his recruiting process.

“I don’t know what it is, but coaches think I want to stay out West for some reason,” Williams said. “I just want everybody to know that I’m open to going anywhere. Actually, I want to leave the West Coast. I’m just trying to convince them of that.”

While he is still in the early stages of his recruitment, Williams said several schools have made an impression, most notably Alabama, Arizona State, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State and Vanderbilt. He would like to learn more about those schools, and he added that any unofficial visits to those programs would likely need to wait until next spring or summer.