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A college football career that began with so much fanfare may end without any at this weekend's NFL draft.

Linebacker Willie Williams was Rivals.com's No. 6 signee nationally in 2004, listed with the elite likes of Oklahoma tailback Adrian Peterson, Ohio State receiver Ted Ginn, LSU receiver Early Doucet and Southern Cal linebacker Keith Rivers. His recruitment was arguably the most publicized ever because of a diary he kept for the Miami Herald.

His most memorable entry detailed a meal at a Tallahassee restaurant while on his official visit to Florida State.

"I ordered a steak and a lobster tail," Williams wrote. "The lobster tail was like $49.99. I couldn't believe something so little could cost so much. The steak didn't even have a price. The menu said something about market value. I was kind of embarrassed, so I didn't order a lot. But when I saw what the other guys were ordering, I was like, 'Forget this.'

"I called the waiter back and told him to bring me four lobster tails, two steaks and a Shrimp Scampi. It was good. I took two boxes back with me to the hotel."

Williams signed with the hometown Miami Hurricanes, but not before his diary brought a lot of unwanted attention. It was discovered he had been arrested 11 times as a juvenile, and the NCAA ruled in the summer of '04 that colleges could continue providing rooms and meals for recruits but not at five-star hotels and restaurants.

The past five years have taken Williams from Miami to West Los Angeles College to Louisville to Division II Glenville (W.Va.) State to Union College, an NAIA school in Barbourville, Ky. He was dismissed three games into the 2007 season at Louisville after an arrest on marijuana possession.

Last season, the 6-foot-4, 220-pound father of three daughters set Union's single-season record with 144 tackles and was an NAIA second-team All-American.

"You're talking probably about a free agent who is going to have to battle his way into a camp," ESPN analyst Mel Kiper said. "I would be surprised if he was drafted."

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