The Wolverine

August 2013

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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  prep profiles Top-Flight Peach State Defensive Lineman Is Interested In U-M Most Michigan fans are focused on two already extended him a scholarship offer. top-notch defensive linemen to close out If a program hasn't offered, it's more likely the 2014 recruiting class: Woodbridge (Va.) because they don't think they have a shot five-star Da'Shawn Hand, the No. 1 overall than because they think he's not deserving. Through it all, his interest in Michigan has player in the country, and in-state star Malik McDowell, the No. 23 player in the nation persisted. In fact, Williams would like to attend U-M's Barbecue and one of the top   Andrew Williams at The Big House July four-star prospects 28 if he can make in's rank- ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ things work. ings. Should Michi- Eagle's Landing "I've got to visit gan miss on either Christian High School Michigan sometime," of those players, McDonough, Ga. he said. "I called up there may not be Class: 2014 Coach [Chris] Singletoo much drop-off Position: Weakside tary and he was tellif U‑M can land an- Defensive End ing me they have a other target. Ht.: 6-4 • Wt.: 245 McDonough (Ga.) Rankings: No. 24 player in barbecue over the Eagle's Landing Georgia and No. 12 weakside defensive summer that we can get to. He invited Christian Academy end nationally me to hang with the four-star Andrew Williams is the No. 12 weakside defensive players and the coaches then." Along with all his football accolades, Wilend nationally. He also has strong interest in the Maize and Blue thanks to the efforts of liams is also a serious student. That plays to Michigan's advantage, since few programs defensive coordinator Greg Mattison. "They said my pass-rush abilities and my can offer the same combination of academpotential to only get better from here," Wil- ics and athletics. "A big factor would be the school aspect liams said when asked what caught the U-M staff's eyes. "The coaches have been there of it," he said. "I'm looking at majoring in since like ninth grade watching me. Coach business. How is a school going to benefit Mattison just wants me out there to go get me in the future after my football career has ended. Where will I be? What are my the quarterback. "He was complimenting me on my size connections? "The football aspect of it is weighing in on and my speed. We had a great talk on signwhether I want to play with my hand in the ing day." The 6-4, 245-pounder is ranked just out- dirt or straight pass rush, deciding between side the Rivals250, but his offer list reads a 3-4 or 4-3." Williams would like to make an early decilike that of a much more highly regarded prospect. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, sion, and Michigan should be right in the Notre Dame, Ohio State and USC are just mix. — Tim Sullivan a few of the dozens of programs that have

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