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ex-Iowa/Purdue LB Kyle Williams

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Mothra, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. Mothra

    Mothra The Man In The Box '14 Bowl Upsets Champ

    Hawkeyes lose top freshman
    Williams will play at Milford Academy

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    Iowa City Press-Citizen
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    He began the week as a highly touted freshman trying to live up to his reputation and make an impression on the Iowa football coaches.

    Now Kyle Williams is leaving the Hawkeyes, not by his choice, but as another NCAA Clearinghouse victim.

    Williams, the posterboy of Iowa's 2004 recruiting class, is on his way to prep school at Milford Academy. The freshman is scheduled to arrive at the school in New Berlin, N.Y., on Saturday, according to Milford coach Bill Chaplick.

    "I guess he had a Clearinghouse problem and he can't go there until he clears it up, and that's why he's coming here," Chaplick said Thursday.

    Williams plans to rejoin the Hawkeyes in January, according to Chaplick.

    Most recruiting analysts rated the 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker from Bolingbrook, Ill., as the top player in Iowa's 20-man recruiting class. He was ranked the No. 2 outside linebacker in the nation by last year.

    "We are hopeful that things work out well for Kyle and we can welcome him back into our program in the near future," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said.

    A phone message left with Williams on Thursday was not returned. He said last week at Iowa's media day that he was looking forward to beginning his career with the Hawkeyes.

    "I just want to contribute to this team in any way that I can," said Williams, who practiced with the Hawkeyes on Sunday.

    Shonn Greene, who also signed with Iowa in February, is already at Milford after failing to qualify academically.

    "As far as I know, they're going back (to Iowa)," Chaplick said. "If everything goes right academically, they'll be there in January."

    Since Milford is a prep school, the eligibility clock won't tick on Williams and Greene while they attend the school.

    "Most every kid who comes here has an academic problem," Chaplick said.

    The Hawkeyes have a history with Milford. They plucked running back Fred Russell from the school in December of 1999 after he originally signed with Michigan.

    Greene, a running back from Sicklerville, N.J., has been at Milford since Aug. 8.

    "He's a great one," Chaplick said. "I've had some great running backs here and he's right up there."

  2. Buckeyejeff

    Buckeyejeff Newbie

    Hate to see it happen to the kid and I hop he turns it around. With that being said, nice to see it happen to someone other than OSU. It really helps to put the Miles Williams situation into perspective a little better. I for one appeciate that OSU is beginning to toughen there standards and take fewer boarderline students. These types of situations are a real let down for the player and their families, their teammates and the fans in general.
  3. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    Looks like Milford will be loaded again this year. :p
  4. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    Who remembers this kid?

    Ex-Purdue football player gets 37 years in attacks

  5. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Couple of threads including his name on Scout ... Not the first time he had wigged out, and had never had a clean shot into college - went Prep route for a year.
    Purdue after Iowa ...
    The threads


    Another talent that did not maximize his opportunities.
  6. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Wonder how Bonecrusher will hold up in the pen?
  7. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    His checkered past seen below:

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