Vegas Style Odds for Who'll Land 4-Star DE Tim Williams

Andrew Kulha@@AKonSportsSenior Analyst IIISeptember 19, 2012

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4-star defensive end Tim Williams is a talented player who would be a huge pickup for the school that receives his commit, and he's apparently got some very big names in his top four.

Williams gives his list to Chad Simmons of via an interview. Here's the written summary via

Alabama, Florida State, LSU, and Miami are four schools that will definitely receive official visits from Tim Williams.

The other two schools still in the mix are Florida and USC.

Amongst the schools that he''ll definitely visit, what are the odds for each of them landing the 4-star DE? Here are my thoughts:


Alabama: 3-1

It's rather obvious when listening to Williams talk about Alabama that he really respects what they have going on with their football program. Considering they are the defending National Champions and currently No.1 on the AP Poll, it's hard not to agree with him.

He talked a lot about head coach Nick Saban and how he's like a "general" of a coach. He also talked about their defensive play and how aggressive but disciplined they are, which is a huge draw for a defensive end. 

Based on the way he talked about 'Bama, I have to give them the best odds of landing Williams. 


LSU: 5-1

Hometown LSU has to be next here. Williams is from Baton Rouge, so he'd have the chance to play in front of his family and friends. He talked about that being a plus for LSU and he also talked a lot about the atmosphere of Tiger Stadium.

I can only imagine the draw of playing for such a nationally renowned team right in your backyard has to be huge for Williams, and that's why LSU receives the second best odds.


Florida State: 7-1

Williams spoke a lot about the word production in regards to Florida State in his interview with Simmons. He apparently feels FSU is a place where he can go and make a big difference, so that's a huge draw for them.

Personally, I believe the fact that they have a chance to be the best team in the ACC should be a big plus as well. FSU is back on the rise in college football, and Williams can be a part of that turnaround.


Miami: 10-1

Miami has the worst odds of snagging Williams. First, out of all four of these teams, they are easily the least likely to win a big bowl game or National Championship, and I always have to believe that will play a factor in the decision making of elite recruits.

Secondly, in his interview with Simmons, Williams let us know that he has not yet visited Miami, while he's already been to the other three schools, giving them the edge. 

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