June 21, 2012

Isaiah Williams Moving Back To Linebacker

Dallas Skyline has high expectations every year, and that means putting its best players on the field at all times. In 2011, the Raiders had three senior linebackers so they were forced to move true linebacker Isaiah Williams to defensive end.

"I was a middle linebacker as a sophomore, but we had three senior linebackers, one of them being Anthony Wallace who was an All-American linebacker," Williams said. "I'm not trying to say I was better than him, so I moved to defensive end for the year."

This season, the three-star recruit is going back to the inside of the linebacking corps for the perennial contender in hopes that he can impress big-time schools for his services at inside linebacker.

Williams said he's getting interest from Texas A&M, West Virginia, Nebraska, Arkansas and Oregon. With his eye on national television exposure, Williams hopes to impress.

"They all said they like me, but the reason most of them haven't offered yet is because they want to see me play at middle linebacker first," he said.

As for SMU, Williams said he hasn't had much contact with coach Tom Mason, who was originally tasked with recruiting the Skyline recruit. But he did run into coach Jason Phillips when he was on campus talking to SMU commitment Roderick Moore.

"I feel like they are doing a great job at SMU. They're already getting some big-time recruits," Williams said.

Williams hasn't soured on SMU at all, but said he's focused on finding a school that can properly facilitate his post-football dream.

"Football is not forever," he said. "I want to go somewhere with a good criminal justice program so I can be a investigative detective."

Williams plans to spend his senior season researching the schools that have offered and making visits before making a decision when the time is right.

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