CHICAGO, Ill. - Chicago (Ill.) Gordon Tech could be home to the next Windy City blue-chipper in class-of-2015 defensive line prospect Raequan Williams.
Williams visited Ohio State for the Wisconsin game and has future dates scheduled with Notre Dame and Iowa.
College coaches that have been by the school marvel at the size of the 6-foot-6, 280-pound Williams, who is as good looking a prospect in the Midwest in the class-of-2015.
As recruiters begin grabbing tape of Williams to evaluate, many major programs are starting to show personal interest including Ohio State, Notre Dame and Iowa.
“I think the thing he has is a motor that doesn’t stop,” Gordon Tech head coach Bill Jeske said. “He wants to get better and better every day. He has no ego. He’s the best athlete I’ve seen in 24 years of coaching. We’ve had a lot of great athletes come out of here, great football players, Big Ten, South Carolina and I really think he’s the best thing to come out of Gordon Tech.
“You can’t block him. He’s strong. He can take anything on. He makes sacks, makes plays, takes on double teams and splits them.”
Williams is so athletic, his basketball coach, former DePaul All-American in Tom Kleinschmidt says he’d be a mid-major recruit.
“I’ve been around a lot of good players,” Kleinschmidt said. “He has some of the best hands and feet I’ve seen on a big kid like that. Moves well. High IQ. Makes a lot of calls for us as a big man which is usually up to the point guard. He’s a competitor, he’s our best leader, he’s come a long way.”
Ohio State is showing a lot of interest in Williams. He visited the Columbus campus for the Wisconsin game and Jeske says Buckeyes assistant coach Mike Vrabel will be in on Friday. If Urban Meyer and company extend a scholarship, Williams says they’ll be the team to beat.
“My experience at Ohio State, I liked it a lot,” Williams said. “I liked the tour they had for the recruits, seeing all the trophies and everything, and definitely the game, the stadium was crazy.”
After the game, Williams said he got a chance to talk with Meyer and Vrabel.
“Talking to the players and the coaches was a nice experience,” he recapped. “I liked it a lot. Hopefully they can win it all.”
Two other programs Williams is high on early in the process are Notre Dame and Iowa. He plans on visiting the Irish campus on Nov. 2 for the Navy game.
“I just like the culture there,” Williams said. “I like the physical football, straight up football, tradition, I like that.”
Hawkeyes assistant Jim Reid has been by Gordon Tech a couple times to see Williams and they’ll get him on campus for the Michigan game on Nov. 23.
“I like the Hawkeyes,” Williams said. “I’m interested in them because they were one of the first teams that came here and tried to recruit me. I like them.”
Other Names To Know At Gordon Tech
2015 WR/CB Marwan Smith, 5-11, 185
2015 WR/LB Paulie Rivas, 6-2, 180
2015 S/WR Markhavious Ross, 5-11, 168
2015 QB David Holiday, 6-5, 210
2014 OL Anton Richardson, 6-1, 255
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