As we all know, Michigan's top recruit Jai Eugene screwed us at the last minute and headed to LSU. Well, it appears Lloyd Carr can redeem himself with a former blue-chip recruit that is suddenly available.

That's right, Miami LB Willie Williams is officially transferring.

If you aren't familiar with Willie, here is a quick overview: the top recruited linebacker in the country two years ago, Williams has 11 "entries" on his arrest record - including 10 arrests for theft-related incidents.

But it only gets better.

While being recruited, Willie kept a diary for the Miami Herald, in which he detailed each trip. Some choice excerpts:

"Coach [Coker] looks like an old guy in his 50s or 60s, but he's real cool. When he talks, he sounds like he's 18 or 20. And when I saw he was driving the Escalade, I was like, 'Dang, coach got some taste.' "

"UM looks like it has a real good business school. After going on these trips and living like King Tut, I think business is something I want to get into."

On running through Miami's tunnel: "I was running like a blind man. I had my eyes closed cause I didn't want none of that smoke to get in my eyes. Coach was like, 'It's OK, Willie. It isn't going to hurt you.' Now, I know. Running through that smoke was awesome."

On Florida: "I ate so many meatballs, the people there started looking like meatballs. Some guy kept trying to get me to eat alligator tails, but I wasn't having it. I told him, 'I'm not the Crocodile Hunter.' I don't touch reptiles."

"They had girls come out, all dressed nice, but it took awhile. It was a weird beauty pageant because there were some people talking about black history the whole time. Then it got worse. They had guy models come out."

On his private flight to Auburn: "We could see [the pilot], and he could see us. One time, the plane starting shaking. So I asked [the pilot], 'Is everything OK?' He turned around a gave me the thumbs up and didn't say a word. Then when it happened again, he did the same thing - thumbs up."

"I looked at the other guys and was like, 'This guy has to be related to Ebert or something.' "

Trust us, there's much, much more if you look at the Miami Herald's archive.

We love you Willie!

1 comment:

Bin Trevata said...

I'd be stunned if Lloyd allowed him into the program.