Stop me if you’ve heard this before: The NCAA has put the brakes on campus visit, but that has not stopped head coach P.J. Fleck and co. from blazing the recruiting trail, earning a verbal commitment from former Kentucky linebacker commit Devon Williams.
Get to know Devon Williams
Power 5 Scholarship Offers: Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and West Virginia
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By now, you know what defensive coordinator Joe Rossi is looking for in a linebacker, and Williams checks all of the boxes. His athleticism is off the charts, with the versatility to rush the edge or drop into coverage. Williams has the instincts to be able to play fast and is physical enough to lower the boom on ball carriers without having to slow down before contact. He figures to be at least a standout special teams contributor, at the very least, early in his career but won’t take long before he starts making plays at linebacker.