Williams Talks About Pitt

Pennsbury High School safety Eric Williams talked to Scout.com on Tuesday night about why he gave his pledge to Head Coach Dave Wannstedt and the Pittsburgh coaching staff over the past 24 hours.

Eric Williams gave a verbal commitment to play strong safety for Pittsburgh on Monday night and we talked to him on Tuesday night about why he chose the Panthers.

"Like I said last night, I talked to the coaching staff last night for about 30-45 minutes and gave them my verbal commitment," Williams said. "I talked to Coach Brian Angelichio first who gave me Coach Wannstedt's number and then we talked for a while last night. I just told him that I wanted to be a part of the Pittsburgh program because I felt they could make me a great player and he said he was very excited about the commitment and glad to have me."

"I like hitting from the safety position and I think my closing speed and ability to fill gaps at the line of scrimmage are my biggest assets," Williams explained. "I feel that I get to the ball quickly and whenever the ball comes in my direction it's my ball, so either I'm coming down with it or no one is coming down with it. I do think I'll bring a lot to the table as a safety for Pitt."

"When I look at Pittsburgh I see a well established program that puts a lot of players into the league and once I met the coaching staff I got so comfortable with them that I knew that's where I wanted to be for the next four years," Williams stated. "I was also very impressed with what Pittsburgh brought to the table academically, so that was definitely part of the package. I haven't decided what I'm going to major in yet, but I know I'll have a lot of opportunity out there when I pick a major, so I'm not really in a rush to decide to be honest."

We asked Williams when he planned to visit Pitt.

"Right now I'm not sure, but I'm going to call Coach Angelichio or Coach Wannstedt to see if I can get up for a home game soon."

Williams has yet to get to know any of his future teammates, so that's something he's going to work to do as well.

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