Illinois’ four-star defensive end, Isaiah Williams, recently had to make alterations to his planned visit to Ohio State. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound senior had been planning to attend the Buckeyes’ April 18th spring game, however, he was forced to alter his plans due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Williams, a 2021 recruit, is the No. 1 ranked player in the state of Illinois and No. 3 ranked weak-side defensive end according to 247Sports. He holds more than 30 scholarship offers, including those from Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, LSU, and Notre Dame.
Williams had hoped to be able to visit Ohio State, but the current situation has made such a trip impossible. He is instead looking to reschedule an official visit to Columbus in the fall.
“I was really looking forward to visiting Ohio State for the spring game,” Williams said. “But with the current situation, I couldn’t make it. I’m looking to reschedule the visit for the fall.”
The Buckeyes staff has been in contact with Williams and continues to express interest despite the current uncertainty.
“I talk to Coach Johnson and Coach Day on a regular basis,” Williams noted. “They’re still very interested in me and I’m still interested in them. I’m very excited to get to Columbus in the fall and see the campus and meet with the coaches and players.”
Williams is still in the process of narrowing down his list of potential schools and hopes to make a decision sometime this summer. He is looking to factor in the opportunities available, the coaching staff, and the school environment when making his choice.
“I’m still looking at all my options and trying to find the best fit,” Williams said. “I’m looking to make a decision sometime this summer and I’ll be sure to announce it to everyone.”
Though Williams was forced to postpone his planned visit to Ohio State, he expressed optimism for his future. He remains interested in Ohio State and is excited for the opportunity to visit the school in the fall.