Notre Dame's Head Coach Brian Kelly Visits 2014 LB at Serra

Dwight Willams' Stock is Rising

Notre Dame Coach Mike Denbrock, the former assistant for Head Coach Brian Kelly during his tenure at Grand Valley State (MI), has an eye for talent. It was Denbrock who got Kelly in contact with Gardena Serra HS Head Coach Scott Altenberg so that he could express his interest in 2014 All-American linebacker Dwight Williams.

"It was pretty much (Mike) Denbrock talking to him (Coach Kelly) about me. He said that I have the character, which is what they need in their program and that I can ball," Dwight told CLA Sports today.

Williams' stock is rising as one of the top linebacker recruits in the Class of 2014, and the nation's number one team has officially taken notice. The Fighting Irish like Dwight Williams, and the feeling is mutual.

"I like Notre Dame a lot. I like their academics as well. They have a great law program and that's what I want to major in," said Williams.
The 4-star recruit Williams told us that Kelly inquired about academics, which peaked his interest. "Coach was asking me about my grades and whether or not I was rooting for them during the USC game. I was on the SC sideline and I walked down where Notre Dame was warming up to take some video of Manti Te'o," he said.

Coach Brian Kelly took time out of his busy schedule to take full advantage of the November 25th date that established the start of the open contact period for NCAA Division I football recruiting.

"He said he's seen a few video clips but they're waiting on my junior highlights," Williams told
Dwight indicated that Coach Kelly spoke in-depth with Serra Head Coach Scott Altenberg after their meeting, and with the number of high-profile recruits that suit up on Friday nights for the Cavaliers, one would assume that conversation lasted a long time.