Virginia landed its fourth verbal commitment of the 2007 recruiting class today, and it’s from one of the top recruits in the state of Virginia. Christchurch (VA) 6-3, 218-pound prospect J’Courtney Williams verballed during today’s spring game over offers from Clemson, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Mississippi State, North Carolina and Virginia Tech.
“As the day went along, I decided. In talking with coach London, he was going in to depth with some things with me and I thought this was the time for me to make my commitment. I had thought about it for a few months, but I decided to make the decision today,” Williams said.
Mike London being UVa’s defensive coordinator was a major factor in J’Courtney’s decision.
“It had almost everything to do with my decision,” Williams said. “When coach London got there, things just started up right away. Me and coach London developed a real personal relationship. Without coach London, I don’t think I would have made the commitment today.”
Williams played outside linebacker last season for coach Ed Homer. An outstanding athlete who excels in basketball as well as football, he is actually being recruited to play safety – the position he played as a sophomore – by Virginia.
“Coach Rocco was recruiting me before and he wanted me to play outside linebacker,” Williams said. “Then he left and coach London came in. Coach London said he wants to put me at safety. That’s cool with me.”
Football will obviously be Williams’ primary focus at Virginia, but he has been told he could play basketball as well if he can. He is unsure if he will pursue playing basketball or just stick with football.
Williams is a versatile athlete who, in addition to drawing...
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