Pa. WR Talks Duke

With head coach David Cutcliffe at the helm the Duke offense is attracting all manner of players to camp in hopes of earning scholarships. One such player was Pennsylvania wide out Dallas Williams who spoke to TDD about his latest interactions with the Duke coaching staff.

"I camped at Duke and there was a high levee of competition throughout," said Dallas Williams of his time in Durham. "There were several good cornerbacks there for me to compete with."

Throughout every post-camp interview the level of competition and the manner in which the Duke coaching staff has gone about their annual summer camp has been fresh on the mind of the individual prospects. That is certainly the case with Williams.

"My interest in Duke really rose after the camp. It was high before, but it really rose afterwards. While I was there I didn't have much of a chance to get some one on one discussion, but I've spoken to Coach Lubick, Coach Roper, and Coach Cutcliffe before in that manner. So far I do not have an offer but the coaches have told me I could receive one very soon."

Williams measures out at 6-foot-3 and 175 pounds and has been clocked in the 4.6 forty range at his various camps throughout the summer. Not a blazing time by any means, but there are other ways for a receiver to impact the game.

"I could have run a better forty and have before, but I did manage to catch everything thrown my way and I think I made a really good highlight grab in front of everyone. I think I showed I am a playmaker."

He certainly was as a junior for Oil City (Penn.) High where Williams recorded 51 receptions for 734 yards and nine touchdowns in 2009. It's what caught the eyes of several college programs including Duke. Since the process began heating up for Williams, he's made an effort to maintain the relationship with the Blue Devils.

"I try to stay in contact with Duke as much as possible through email and phone. They are definitely in my top five. Going there can get me one of the best educations in the country, but the downside is they are building and trying to establish themselves."

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