One of Butte College's best football players is headed to a bigtime Division-One program.
Linebacker Lakiem Williams has verbally committed to Syracuse. Williams will join forces with former Roadrunner and Chico High product Clayton Welch.
Williams had interest from Cal, Toledo, Houston and Kansas, among others.
The 6-2, 245-pounder had 61 tackles with 1 interception this past season.
He is the 3rd-ranked JUCO outside linebacker prospect in the nation.