Leonard Williams Picks USC

Leonard Williams

As National Signing Day kept rolling, USC received an out-of-state commit in Florida native Leonard Williams.

As National Signing Day kept rolling, USC received an out-of-state commit in Florida native Leonard Williams.

The strong side defensive end from Daytona Beach just recently left Southern California after an official visit. But coming across the country to play football for four years is no easy feat, especially with programs like Florida, Florida State and Miami all calling.

Every year the Trojans seem to land at least one Florida native. They picked up defensive back T.J. Byrant in 2008, Jawanza Starling made the trip in 2009, Nickell Robey in 2010 and Javorious ‘Buck' Allen was the one in 2011.

Williams is a huge necessity for the Trojans who will likely use the 6-5, 260-pound player early. He told Scout he was looking for quality people at the school he signed with. In addition to USC, he took officials to Auburn, Florida and Florida State.

Scout's Scott Kennedy said he can play either end or tackle, depending on the scheme. Scout's Chad Simmons said he could even play offensive tackle because of his light feet and athleticism.

The four-star recruit is originally from Los Angeles.

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