July 28, 2008

Williams still looking, but Rebels lead

Enrique Williams had said earlier this summer that he would consider committing to Ole Miss if he saw everything he wanted to see at the Rebels' invitation-only elite camp held last Saturday.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound outside linebacker from Mobile (Blount), Ala., made it to Oxford for the all-day camp Saturday and left for the Port City late that evening without committing. That doesn't mean, however, that something negative happened between the Rebels and Williams. It simply means, Williams said, that he wants to make sure he's 100 percent solid in his decision before he makes a commitment.

"Everything went good," Williams said. "I didn't really get to visit the campus. We just went for the camp. I really didn't get a chance to really look at the facilities. They said I'd get a tour up there when I go up for an official visit."

While no date was set for an official visit, look for Williams to take one on one of the Rebels' home dates this fall. Official visits can begin on Sept. 1, and Ole Miss has six home games after that date. Ole Miss opens its season with a home game against Memphis on Aug. 30. The Rebels will also entertain Sanford, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Louisiana-Monroe, Auburn and Mississippi State at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

"Right now, Ole Miss is ahead of South Alabama, but I don't really know right now," said Williams, who has offers from those two schools and heavy interest from Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Florida State, among others. "I haven't gotten a chance to visit a lot of schools yet. I'm going to wait until the season when I go on my official visits to make a commitment."

As for his performance at Ole Miss' camp, Williams walked away pleased.

"(Ole Miss defensive coordinator) Coach (Tyrone) Nix said me and a couple of other guys had the best performances and that they were really keeping track of us," said Williams, whose best time in the 40-yard dash Saturday was a 4.68-second run. "Coach Nix said I ran good so I wasn't worried about the time."

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