"I could sleep in the locker room."
A player like Avery Williams is not common, making him a hot commodity
on many schools' lists. What sets the speedy prospect apart?
"I have been playing offense all of my life, and I line up pretty well
at a few positions. But I have really started to take
interest on D. I will play wherever a school wants me and I
trust that I can be successful."
Last season, Williams had 3 receiving touchdowns along with his 6
rushing touchdowns. However, Williams also picked off
quarterbacks 3 times. Where do his suitors want to use
him? Lining up at wide receiver? Coming out of the
backfield? In the defensive secondary? The
possibilities seem endless for the athlete from Washington
D.C. What schools are involved?
West Virginia - "I love WVU. The facilities are awesome, and
if you love football, it's great. Right now, they have the
advantage, but I haven't gotten a chance to see their campus yet."
Georgia - "I am camping there on the 17th and 18th. I will be
going there for the first time and it will also be the first time I
have been to the state of Georgia." Georgia has not yet
offered a scholarship but they view Avery as a defensive back.
Kansas - "I really like the Big XII. The advantage of Kansas
is that you play the Texas schools and Oklahoma. They are
looking at me on both sides of the ball. They run the spread
and I could get open a lot on offense. "
Utah - "They have swagger that nobody else really has. They
never get much respect in the rankings but they still keep their
composure and they always go undefeated."
Michigan State - "They have a very nice offense and I enjoy watching
the Big Ten. Their running back (Javon Ringer) went to the
NFL and I loved watching him in their schemes."
Right now West Virginia might stand on top but Kansas is not too far
behind out of the schools that have offered.
"The atmosphere in Lawrence is nothing but fun. Everyone
loves the school because it is a college town."
A visit to KU is something that Williams hopes to make happen before
making a decision.
"I want to see all of my options and then try and decide on the night
of our first game of the season, which is August 29th. If I
am not ready I will try to choose midway through the season."
Every player is looking for certain things when picking a
school. What is Avery Williams looking for?
"I want to go somewhere that has a good healthcare program because I
want to be a pro trainer. Academics are important and I want
to have fun on and off of campus. I am looking for a place
that I can call my second home."
At 5'10 ½" and 173 lbs., Williams runs a sub-4.5 forty. He is
a jack-of-all-trades but wants to improve some of his skills.
"I am always working on my speed. I want to get quicker in
and out of cuts. My strength is key too because at the next
level everything is going to be bigger."
The recruiting process is not bothering Williams, but that is because
he is not letting it.
"Right now I try not to let pressure get to me. Concentrating
on my team and paying attention to what my teammates are doing is more
Whether it's in the Big East, Mountain West, Big XII, or some other
conference, one lucky school will end up rewarded for their efforts.
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