Another '09 Prospect To Watch

Warren Central is a perennial power and it is no surprise then that the Warriors consistently pump out high level recruits. This year, the team is loaded with talented juniors, one of them, RB Eric Williams, is already hearing from several of the country's best programs.

The Warren Central Warriors have three backs that see time. Senior Jewell Hampton is the starter, but juniors George Cheeseborough and Eric Williams get their share of carries.

Williams, in his first year with the team after transferring from Fort Wayne Snider, has acclimated himself well to the team and that should pay off for him next season.

"We have one senior back, Jewell," he said, "so the coaches have been telling me that next year will really be my breakout year."

To this point in his junior year, Williams has 292 yards on 37 carries (7.89 avg) and a TD. He is also the team's leading receiver with seven receptions for 102 yards and a TD. At 5'11, 195 with good speed, Williams is a good prospect who is already hearing from many of the top schools in the midwest.

"I'm getting letters from Notre Dame, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Duke and North Carolina," he reported, "I went to the Indiana-Akron game and I'll be going to the Notre Dame-USC game this week. I was invited to Florida-Kentucky, but I didn't want to go that far."

Williams played varsity as a freshman at Snider, but sat out last year's transfer year before finally seeing the field this year at Central.

Williams admits he wants to stay somewhat close to home and though it is early in the process, there is definitely one school that stands out to him.

As for the season, the Warriors are again one of the favorites in the state of Indiana and will begin their run to another title tomorrow against Lawrence North.

"If we do what we're supposed to do, then it shouldn't even be close," a confident Williams said.

Once the season is done, Williams plans to look into camps and combines where he can continue to catch the eye of college coaches and recruiters.

"I'm just trying to find the right school and get that full ride."

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