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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2019 Four-Star Kyren Williams Fired Up For Return Visit To Notre Dame

January 24, 2018

2019 St. Vianney (Mo.) athlete Kyren Williams‍ visited Notre Dame for Irish Invasion last summer and impressed just about everyone in attendance. The four-star prospect left without an offer, but Notre Dame delivered him some good news on Tuesday evening. 

“Coach (Tom) Rees was at my school on Monday, and he told my coach that he really liked me after watching me workout,” Williams told Irish Sports Daily. “He said he would go back to the staff and show them my film. 

“He had me call him on Tuesday night, and he said they didn’t know what position I would play yet, but I was good enough to play at Notre Dame, and they were offering me.” 

The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder had wanted an offer from the Irish for quite some time, and when he got the news, Williams was caught off guard.

“I was at a loss for words,” stated Williams. “I was shocked. I thought the call would be inviting me to Junior Day, and the coaches would evaluate me there, but I got the offer. I was happy.

“I can’t wait to get back to Notre Dame with an offer.” 

The St. Louis native will be back on campus this weekend for Junior Day, and he’s excited to reconnect with a few of his former 7-on-7 teammates. 

“I can’t wait to see Houston (Griffith) and Micah (Jones),” Williams explained. “I played with them for BOOM Football. I’ve played a couple of tournaments with them, and we’re friends. We’ re really cool with each other.” 

Arkansas, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Memphis, Nebraska, North Carolina, Nebraska, Northwestern, Stanford, Western Michigan and Wisconsin have already offered Williams, but figuring out a position is a decision most programs will have to make. 

Stanford offered Williams as a running back, but most schools have him listed as an athlete. 

“It was probably the first offer at running back because the other schools have offered me as an athlete,” Williams said of the opportunity at Stanford. “It doesn’t matter to me. I just want to play.” 

Williams is in middle of planning his spring visit schedule out, but several Midwest programs are in line to host the explosive playmaker. 

“As of right now, I think I am going to visit Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio State,” stated Williams. “I might get to some other schools that are reaching out to me.” 

Regarding official visits, Williams admits he hasn’t got that far in his recruitment, but the ability to take official visits in the spring is intriguing. 

“I haven’t given it much thought,” stated Williams. “I might take a couple of them this spring.” 

Williams will make his commitment at the end of his senior season, and he will be paying close attention to life on and off the field while on his visits. 

“I always look at the facilities and then when they talk about education, I always pay attention,” said Williams. “I know I’m going to school for the education and football, so I have to make a decision based on both of them.” 

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