Freshman RB turning heads

Just northeast of Charlotte is a freshman running back that has already moved the meter on the college football recruiting radar.

RB Antonio Williams Profile

His name is Antonio Williams and he's in the class of 2016 at North Stanly High School in New London, N.C.

Through eight games this season, he's rushed 199 times for 1,175 yards and 12 touchdowns.

"I told myself that I wasn't going to have a bad season, but I didn't think I'd have this big of a season," Williams recently told CUTigers. "When I did get going, I realized I could do what I've been doing in the smaller leagues since I've played."

North Carolina has already offered. Clemson, N.C. State, South Carolina, Duke and Arizona have already expressed interest.

He's already visited North Carolina and N.C. State. Clemson will host Williams next Saturday for the Virginia Tech game.

A number of schools are already standing out.

"Clemson, Georgia, UNC, Alabama, South Carolina -- those kind of schools, a school where the running back is pretty influential in their offense," Williams said.

What does he like about Clemson?

"I've always liked their running backs, like C.J. Spiller, Andre Ellington now. I've always looked up to those guys. I think I could be that type of guy if I came in played in that program."

Several factors will be considered as Williams moves through the recruiting process over the next few years.

"I'm trying to go to school for architecture, so I definitely want to go to a school that has a good program in that," he said. "I want to go to a school where I have a good chance to make it in the pros." Top Stories