With the graduation of middle linebacker Robert Peace, Tennessee has a rather large hole in the center of it's multiple 4-3 defensive front. That could be an advantage in terms of playing time and early opportunity which is high on Williams' personal criteria. Additionally, he's an ideal fit at 6-0, 245, with 4.6 speed and a 4.27 shuttle time.
"Tennessee is an explosive team and they have a quick defense," he said in an interview with The Insiders Allen Wallace. "They want me for defense.
"I just want to go where I can get on the field the quickest. I like to play LB more, but I just want to get on the field and make plays. It has to be a place that will help me graduate and get me ready for the real world."
As a senior, Williams compiled over 90 tackles with six sacks and four fumble recoveries and gained 731 yards in 106 carries with 12 touchdowns to pace Grant Union High School to a 12-2 record.
He is slated to visit California this weekend and plans to be in Miami on Jan. 30. He may work in a trip to Tennessee during that same time frame, but nothing is settled at this point. If he does make it to K-town he will likely to accompanied by brother Gerwin Williams, 5-9, 210, 4.5, who is unsigned and maybe unoffered despite gaining 1,800 yards and scoring 28 touchdowns as a senior. The brothers are hoping to play college football together. "I'll be taking my trip to Miami with my brother Gerwin (5-8, 210, 4.5)," Worrell said. "He doesn't have any offers and isn't really being recruited. I guess there was a big mix-up during the season and people all thought Gerwin was committed to Washington, but he wasn't." At least eight other linebackers rated in the nation's top 31 by The Insiders are scheduled to visit UT's campus in the next nine days, underscoring the Vols need at the position.
If Fulmer and Co. get a chance to make their pitch, the Vols could end up with quite a catch in Worrell Williams.