Final visit set for Williams

Devin Williams

The long recruitment of Devin Williams is on the verge of coming to an end.

Cincinnati native Devin Williams completed his second official visit to Memphis last weekend. The four-star center who is now at Montverde (Fla.) Academy has one more visit to go, and that will take place this weekend to Ohio State.

For the 6-foot-8 bruising forward it was his first time getting up to see Memphis. With the Tigers right in it with the Buckeyes and West Virginia, Memphis put on a good show for Williams.

"I really enjoyed going up there," said Williams. "I like the strength and conditioning coach and the staff. Coach (Josh) Pastner and I had a great talk. Also I liked the school environment and it was a real good campus and it was calm. I really enjoyed myself."

While Williams has visited his other two finalists multiple times, this was his first trip to Memphis, and that made this visit a bit different than the official to WVU and the upcoming trip to Ohio State.

"It was kind of different," Williams noted. "The first time seeing everything it was very new to me, but when I got out there it was kind of a good feeling. It is a city school which I am used to. I just enjoyed myself."

The final official for Williams will take place this weekend as he heads to Columbus. He is scheduled to get in on Friday afternoon and then will leave on Sunday. It is a trip Williams is really looking forward to.

"We've been talking almost every day for almost two weeks now," said Williams of Ohio State. "They are excited to get me up there and talk with me and my mom. Since Cincinnati is only an hour and a half away, my family can come up and see me. That is a plus for Ohio State that it is close to home, but it is far enough that I won't be affected by the city."

Once Williams returns to Montverde following the trip he says it won't be long before a final decision is reached.

"Hopefully I can commit sometime during the early signing period," said Williams. "I just want to get that out of the way so I can focus on school and hooping."

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