Penn WR High On Duke

One player who has a chance to sky rocket up the rankings with a solid evaluation period is Oil City (Pa.) wide receiver Dallas Williams. What he may lack in top end speed he more than makes up for it with his explosiveness and ability to make spectacular plays.

Oil City (Pa.) wide receiver Dallas Williams shares the same playing field with five-star tight end Ben Koyack, so you could see how he hasn't become a household name just yet. Williams is an outstanding player who could see his stock rise significantly over the next few months.

The 6-foot-3 and 175-pound, playmaker recently took in spring games at Penn State and Duke and he spoke with about both of those trips.

"I went to the Penn State spring game and I had the chance to meet a few of the coaches," Williams said as he attended the annual Blue and White game with his parents and little brother. "I spoke to Coach (Mike) McQueary who is recruiting me and we had a nice lunch in the recruiting lounge before we went down to the field to watch the game. Coach McQueary told me I am a serious prospect for them and he would be evaluating me more at camp and maybe offer me.

"The atmosphere there was great," Williams continued. "There were a lot of people there just for a spring game. I really liked the campus at Penn State and we had a great time there."

The Williams family also traveled to Duke for the Blue Devils spring contest.

"I liked it down at Duke a lot," Williams stated. "The facilities are very nice and the weather down there is great. I got along with the coaching staff really well, especially Wide Receivers Coach Matt Lubick. They told me if I come down to camp in June and do well that I could get an offer."

Some schools have backed off of Williams due to his perceived lack of true top end speed as he has been timed at (4.65), but Williams has been told by several coaches that his intangibles and all-around athletic ability more than make up for it.

"Coach McQueary at Penn State told me that they don't care about the speed," Williams explained. "They see my explosiveness and the forty-time doesn't matter. People who have seen me play football and basketball know what I can do."

As a junior, Williams caught 51 passes for 750 yards and nine touchdowns. He also plays AAU basketball for the Rising Stars out of Clarion (Pa.).

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