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Recruiting: Maryland CB Kendrick Williams picks Army

Joppatowne (Md.) cornerback Kendrick Williams enjoyed his initial visit to Army so much that he needed to make a second trip this time with his mom.

Williams felt “at home” and wanted during an Army recruiting event in late July. He returned to West Point with his mother, Nicole White and father, Kenneth Williams, on Sept. 24.

“I had to go up again with my mom so she could see the love and see how they made us feel at home,” Williams said.

Williams committed to Army coach Jeff Monken during his September visit over offers that included Navy.

“Now was the right time to commit, I know what I want after college and Army presents the best opportunity for me,” Williams said. “Army just felt more like home (than Navy) when I was there and I liked how the day looks at Army and the brotherhood.”

Williams brings versatility in the defensive backfield to Army’s recruiting class. He was an all-county safety as a sophomore and repeated the honor as a cornerback junior year. A home visit from wide receivers coach and area recruiter Aaron Smith also factored in Williams’ decision.

“Coach Smith came to my house and talked to my family and showed a lot of love and was very honest with me,” the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Williams said.

Williams plans on taking another trip to West Point for a gameday visit later in the season.

It’s a big recruiting weekend for Army and the first time commits and recruits will be at Michie Stadium for a game since Sept. 9. Gonzaga Prep tight end Tex Brannan, Rochester (N.Y) East wide receiver Anthony Diaz , Bishop Moore (Fla.) wide receiver Nolan Munroe, North Oconee (Ga.) tight end Jack Kelly are among commits that are planning to attend Saturday’s Boston College game.

Plant City (Fla.) defensive back Chase Dexter, who has offers from Army, Navy and Air Force, is taking his official visit to West Point Saturday

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