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Williams Talks Favorites
"Definitely open and trying not to set just one team as a favorite," said the three star running back from Monroe, Georgia.
Williams opening his recruitment back up after de-committing from Georgia in April, has seen his offer list rise to include Clemson, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and his most recent offer, Virginia.
"Great program academic wise, and football wise, I am excited," said Williams on his UVa offer.
"Coach Vincent Brown (UVa assistant) found out that I had opened my recruitment back up, and he said he felt like Virginia had a chance of getting me...He said I would fit in well with Virginia and would have a chance to play there."
The Walton Academy standout knows the Cavalier program is in transition under new offensive coordinator, Steve Fairchild, but he likes where the team is heading and the potential of early playing time.
" He (Coach Brown) said there would definitely be a chance of me playing there and a chance for the offensive coordinator to put me in a position to make plays," said Williams. "I'm pretty familiar with the pro style offense.. The skill I would learn at Virginia would prepare me for the next level."
But Virginia is in a race with quite a number of teams including William's three leaders.
"Top three are Clemson, West Virginia and Kentucky right now.. That could change, I am taking visits to a lot of schools this summer and playing with the list," he said. " A lot more schools are in it. Wisconsin, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia are still in it. And a lot of other schools are still in it."
What makes those three schools stand out for him?
"Kentucky Coach (Bradley Dale) Peveto said I would fit in well with the new offense that they run. They are moving from the pro-style offense to air raid to spread, and he really thinks I can fit in to the offense well, spread the defense out."
"Clemson is a great school and has a great reputation of putting guys in the league. C.J. Spiller, James Davis, those type of guys and those types of running backs that I play like. They have a good reputation, good coaching staff and it is a good school academic wise and sports wise. A family orientated place, you go there and immediately feel the family atmosphere."
"Coach JaJuan Seider from West Virginia, he is a really good guy...And they know how to use guys like me. Tavon Austin was a great example for WVU, he went the first round...After I take the visit this summer, I am going to check the campus and see how everything is."
Williams has set up visits to West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Clemson and Wisconsin so far this summer. But he is still trying to work out a lot more visits with his family.
The 2014 recruit said he was planning to make his decision at the end of June, but is prepared to postpone after the visits.
" Right now I am just sitting back and trying to learn everything about the schools that are offering."
Although uncertain of where his recruiting will take him, he is sure of what he is expecting from a program.
"Definitely academics; football is going to eventually end, and I want a good education to fall back on when football ends for me. Education comes first. And then a home away from home. A place that I know the coaches will take care of me...A program that has a reputation of putting guys in the league and getting them to the next level."
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