On Sunday afternoon, the University of Miami hosted their annual “U-Day.” U-Day is a great chance for kids from other parts of the country, as well as many local kids, to come down to Miami and take a tour of the school while enjoing some food.
One recruit that took advantage of the opportunity to come for this event was four-star running back, and current Cane commit, Dexter Williams from Winter Garden Florida. Williams made headlines this past week when he completely eliminated the University of Florida, who was once considered Miami’s biggest challenge in Williams’ recruitment, out of his possible choices. I was able to speak with Williams a few days after his U-Day visit and get his thoughts on his upcoming season and his recruitment.
Williams suffered an ankle injury at the end of his Junior season that slightly limited him this summer at Nike’s “The Opening”, but he [Williams] says that he’s is back to 100%.
Williams said that his personal goals going into his senior season are “becoming a better football player, while helping his teammates out and making sure they’re on point.”
When speaking about his overall team goals Williams stated “Just winning, starting off by winning districts, then winning in the playoffs and winning states.”
The U-Day experience left a positive mark on a number of recruits and Dexter Williams is definitely one of them.
Williams enjoyed the football aspect of the visit but also saw that there was much more to it when he explained “I had a lot of fun. I realized that it wasn’t just about football, it was about life. And also they’re really a family and the way they do stuff together. If one person does something they all do it and if one person goes down, they all help him get back up. It was just a good experience because it showed that the players are all a big brotherhood.”
While Williams didn’t get to see the other running back commits, he did get to meet with some of the current lineman that are committed.
The running back position went through a coaching change recently as Hurlie Brown moved to LB coach and Tim “ICE” Harris replaced him as the running back coach, due to the departure of Coach Barrow.
Williams was able to meet with both Hurlie Brown and Ice Harris on his visit. “They showed me how they were going to put me in the offense and how it could benefit me at the next level.”
Dexter Williams added that he plans on being an early enrollee so he can “get a jump start at the next level.”
The visit was definitely a positive for Miami and should help them keep his commitment, but Dexter Williams still plans on taking visits to the University of Southern California, as well as Louisville and Notre Dame.
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