Many players in the Mid-American Conference have a small amount of FBS scholarship offers and most do not have multiple offers from any Power 5 schools, let alone SEC schools. Well, Adonis Williamson could be an exception to this trend of MAC players.
Williamson, a 6-foot-2 180 pound defensive back, is rated a high 3-star recruit by Rivals.com along with being a top 60 player at his position. In a recent interview with Hustle Belt, Williamson went through his impressive list of offers. This list consists of: Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Indiana, Louisville, Missouri, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Ohio State, Temple, Toledo, Virginia Tech, and Western Michigan.
Williamson named Northern Illinois, Missouri and Virginia Tech as his top 3 schools via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.
According to Williamson, Out of his top three schools they are all equal at this time. However, he stated that one school is pursuing him the most at this time.
"They are all equal right now. But I'd say Virginia Tech is reaching out to me the most. I plan on making my official visits to all of these schools but I don't have any dates set right now."
When asked about a decision date Williamson said that he hopes to decide by the middle of his senior season which gives him plenty of time to take his official visits and contemplate his decision.
Although Williamson currently says he has no favorites among his top three schools, the Huskies could have a little advantage over the SEC and ACC schools in his top three. Williamson is currently attending Arsenal Technical which is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Two of Williamson's former high school teammates currently attend Northern Illinois, William Lee and Rajshawn Mosley. Williamson says they have been a huge help during the recruiting process.
"Rajshawn said it'd be the big 3 if I went there [Rajshawn, Will, and Adonis]. But he has mainly been telling me to stay focused throughout this process. Will has been telling me to keep my head straight and to worry about the things on the field that I need to take care of and not get caught up in things off the field that aren't important."
Williamson seems like a young man who has put a lot of thought into his decision, has a good support group around him, and a guy who knows what he wants in a school. "I want to go to a school where I can get a good education and get my brain operating. Another big thing is playing time."
Williamson said conference isn't really something that he is worried about. He said that former NIU safety, Jimmy Ward, being selected in the 1st round in the 2014 NFL Draft proved to him that conference does not matter.
"That just showed me that conference doesn't really matter. I won't be making my decision based off of conference. If I can come in and ball out then I could be an NFL guy no matter what school I decide on."
For a rising senior, Williamson already has some lofty goals for his college career.
"First off, it's staying focused. Second, it's coming in and competing as hard as I can. Third, it's getting an education for after football. I don't want to leave school early and then not have an education for when my playing days are over. My fourth goal, I want to make it to the league. I want to make it big time and be a big time defensive back."
Williamson is a hard hitting defensive back and has become known for his big hits throughout his high school career. Currently, Williamson is working on staying focused when hitting because at times he can hit a little too high. All in all, whatever school Williamson chooses they will be getting a hard worker who is always trying to get better, and that school will be lucky to have him.
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