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Elite 2025 CB Devin Williams Recaps Notre Dame Return

September 24, 2023

After being blown away by Notre Dame during the summer, Devin Williams‍ got a chance to see what the University is like during the Fall and the elite 2025 Georgia cornerback once again left impressed.

“Everything went good,” Williams told ISD after attending the Irish’s last-second loss to Ohio State.

“Tough loss, but yeah, everything went good.”

The Buford High School star made the drive to the Midwest with his family.

“We got there a little late,” he said. “I got to go to the indoor facility, sit down, eat, watch some of the former players speak about their experiences at Notre Dame and how it was being there. 

“Then, they took us to the stadium, got to watch the players warm up, watch all of that. Got to watch them come out the tunnel and just watch the game.”

The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder appreciated the opportunity to hear from former players.

“It was good to learn about their experiences at Notre Dame and what to expect and how Notre Dame has changed over the years and about all the previous players,” he said. “So it was definitely good.”

Brown, whose offer sheet includes schools like Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Texas, Texas A&M among others, also spent time speaking with Director of High School Scouting Dre Brown and cornerbacks coach Mike Mickens.

“(Mickens) just asked me how I was doing, if I was ready to watch the game and he said the boys should be ready to play and to just analyze how they play and stuff like that,” Williams recalled.

Williams certainly analyzed the corners’ play against the Buckeyes.

“I watched a lot of Benjamin Morrison,” he said. “ I think he did really good. He had a PI call, but other than that, he had some pass breakups, which were good. I also watched Cam Hart on the other side. He looked physical, he looked ready to play. They both did good, in my opinion.”

Williams said it was a defensive scheme he could see himself playing in.

“Oh yes sir,” he said. 

Mickens continues to make an enormous impression on Williams.

“I love Coach Mickens,” he said. “I was watching him coach out there. He's a tough coach. He'll correct you though. I love the way he coaches, players love the way he lifts him up after a bad play. So yeah, I just love Coach Mickens.”

Williams also spoke with new 2025 Irish quarterback commit Deuce Knight.

“Obviously, he's trying to recruit me, get me to go to Notre Dame,” said Williams. “He was just asking me how the season was going and how football was going for me.”

Williams said he “definitely” plans on returning and is looking forward to continuing to build relationships with the Irish.

“The next step is just to see how bad these coaches really want me, how much they stay in touch over the next couple months and we should go from there,” he said. 

He’ll be busy on the road in the coming months.

“I think I'm going to Tennessee next weekend and Florida State the weekend after that,” he said. “And after that, I think I'm going to LSU and then after that Auburn and then the week after that is Alabama.

“I'm going to be going to a lot of places.”

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