June 20, 2007

Williams keeps working

Notre Dame might not recognize Hafis Williams by the time he enrolls.

That's what happens when an athletic defensive lineman like Williams suddenly gets serious in the weight room.

The 6-foot-3, 285-pound Notre Dame commitment admits that he played his first two seasons of high school football in Elizabeth, N.J., simply to pass the time. But last fall Williams started to take a hard look at his sport when recruiting's crush began to find him. Now, even though he's off the market, Williams has turned weight training into a personal mission.

"I'm just a weight room fanatic now," Williams said. "I just feel bad for the people in front of me out there."

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