2020 DL Tre Williams breaks down his Big Ten, ACC offers and camps experiences

Oakdale (Conn.) St. Thomas More class of 2020 defensive lineman Tre Williams already is a big name in recruiting.

Tre Williams, already an elite interior defensive line prospect in the 2020 class, spent his weekend camping at Rutgers and Syracuse, and he made quite the impression.

The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Williams already held a Rutgers offer, and Syracuse extended one after its camp. Pittsburgh also attended the Rutgers camp, and extended an offer a few days later as the Oakdale (Conn.) St. Thomas More standout is turning heads.

He will camp at Penn State in mid July, and he is also planning a camp trip to Texas A&M in July.

"I always saw myself as being one of those big, strong defensive linemen who played at the big schools," Williams said. "Plus, I have kind of a personal connection with Penn State. 

"The defensive line coach's (Sean Spencer) brother is one of my mom's really close friends. I never met (Spencer) but I'll probably meet him (at the camp)."


Williams camped at Rutgers on Saturday, a few weeks after he earned an offer from the Scarlet Knights. In fact, Williams has been to Rutgers several times since his recruitment started in the winter.

"The facilities are nice," Williams said. "It was definitely a new experience for me. It was definitely different than high school."

Williams is building a relationship with Rutgers defensive line coach Shane Burnham and coach Chris Ash.

"I love coach Burnham," Williams said. "He has a good energy about himself. He coaches me up. He'll yell at me, but it's all positive. Everything he does is correcting me, what I'm doing wrong.

"He's the one who offered me a couple of weeks ago. He's a nice guy. He's real cool. My mom and I like him a lot. Rutgers started recruiting me in the winter, and they knew who I was. I went to their junior days and stuff like that."

Meanwhile, Syracuse is just getting to know Williams, but he made quite an impression during Sunday's camp. 

He had no contact with the Orange prior the camp, but he left with an offer.

"It was a new experience because they didn't really know who I was," he said. "I learned some things on a couple of pass rush moves. For example, the club-rip, the club should be forceful enough to be able to flip your hips with it.I wasn't doing that. I was doing it separately."

Williams added he he would be in contact with Syracuse's coach staff "definitely in the future" as he looks for a return visit.

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