FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Willie Williams, one of the nation's most sought-after high school linebackers, surrendered to authorities at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tuesday.
Williams is facing felony charges for allegedly discharging a fire extinguisher during a football recruiting trip to the University of Florida.
That would be a violation of an earlier probation and send him to jail for as long as five years, and could cost him his scholarship to the University of Miami.
The Miami Carol City High School student is also charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly hugging a woman against her will during the trip.
Unknown to Miami coaches or anybody else who recruited him, Williams, 19, has been arrested on theft-related charges 10 times since he was 14.
The last time, he was placed on probation for 18 months for allegedly stealing $3,800 worth of electronic equipment from a store. His probation expires Wednesday.
A hearing is scheduled for Friday.