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August 2013

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  prep profiles Elite California Linebacker Will Take An Official Visit To Michigan Michigan's coaching staff has reeled that lean heavily on the pass. Fortuin three high-quality linebackers in nately, Michigan's offer to Williams has the 2014 recruiting class. Four-star Mi- piqued his attention enough that he'll chael Ferns leads the way, followed by take an official visit to Ann Arbor. three-stars Chase Winovich and Noah "I'm going to the Notre Dame game Furbush. All three have one thing in [Sept. 7]," he said. "That's going to be common: they're a great game. It's   Dwight Williams big. All are about two great teams, 6-3 and more ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ and there's great than 215 pounds, Junipero Serra High School tradition. It's goexactly what is Gardena, Calif. ing to be a packed needed to play Class: 2014 house. I just can't against the power Position: Outside even imagine how run games of the Linebacker crazy the stadium Big Ten. is going to be. It's Ht.: 6-1 • Wt.: 212 For U-M to take Rankings: No.  6 player in going to be a great its game to the California, No. 4 outside linebacker na- experience for me. national stage — tionally and No. 88 player in the country "As far as other something Brady visits, none that I Hoke and his coaches certainly have know of yet, but I'll be planning some. designs on doing after high-level re- Before I narrow my list, I've got to talk cruiting classes in 2012 and 2013, with that over with my parents. Once we sit another on the way in 2014 — line- down and have a chat about it, I'll narbackers who can drop into coverage row it down some more." and play the pass will be important. The first edition of a night game That's where Gardena (Calif.) Junipero against Notre Dame was a big one Serra four-star recruit Dwight Williams from a recruiting perspective. Dozens comes in. of recruits — including several even"It fits my skills," he said. "It's the ath- tual members of the 2012 and 2013 leticism and the skills. I've been work- signing classes — took in the action ing with cornerbacks my whole life. Sept. 10, 2011. That's just so I can get the footwork. I Williams, who made more than 150 know that will be vital when it comes tackles during Junipero Serra's 2012 to playing linebacker." California Interscholastic Federation The 6-1, 212-pounder, who has of- state title campaign, could be another fers from practically every school in the piece of an elite U-M class in 2014. His country, possesses the frame to grow teammate, five-star corner Adoree' into a true linebacker at the next level. Jackson, also holds a Michigan offer. That can be a big asset against teams — Tim Sullivan

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