Trinity Catholic head coach Cory Patterson has always said Isaiah Williams is special, and that is not just because he can make an entire defense miss on his way to the end zone or stand in the pocket and throw the ball as he has as the team's quarterback the last two years. It is not even that he could play several different positions in college. It is because of intangibles as well. Patterson says Williams is a hard worker, a leader, and although only a sophomore, one of the guys on his team the other players look to and respect.
In just the last few weeks, Williams, who already held a good number of major offers, added Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, UCLA, LSU, Oklahoma State and Arkansas. That is a lot for a young man, but Williams remains as collected and unflappable as ever.
"He doesn't change much," Patterson says. "He usually is the same way. With him, he has heard from a lot of schools and they are on their job right now and recruiting him, but he is taking his time. He is a quiet kid and he doesn't have a lot of time because he is all honors classes, so when he goes through his day, we hardly see him until the weight room after school and when he talk, he just says 'it's cool, I just want to play ball.'"
It is early and Williams still has many schools to see, but he does have a couple Big Ten programs sticking out a little bit at the moment.
"I know for sure Michigan is one of the schools he really likes right now. He's liking Michigan. And he really likes Coach [Garrick] McGee at Illinois."
While a decision may be
"Academics play a big part," Patterson says. "Mom is definitely involved in the process, so how a school performs academically and then how he feels about the coaching staff. Any school will have a nice weight room and all this other stuff, but the vibe from the coaches and how they will use him."
Versatility is the name of the game with Williams, so a clear plan on where his talents fit a program is also paramount in his
"Some have said quarterback and some said cornerback but Michigan flat out said both sides of the ball -- slot receiver, nickel
Williams scored 49 total touchdowns (20 rushing, 29 passing) to go with over 3,500 total yards of total offense as a sophomore.