Wilson High QB Puts On A Show at Terps Camp

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- We didn't see every camper at the Terps' 7-on-7 camp this month on campus, as it would have been impossible given both that tournament, and their linemen camp, was going on at the same time on June 20 at different spots. But of the ones we did lock in on, none were perhaps as stellar as Wilson High School (Washington, D.C.) rising junior signal-caller Stevie Williams.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- We didn't see every camper at the Terps' 7-on-7 camp this month on campus, as it would have been impossible given both that tournament, and their linemen camp, was going on at the same time on June 20 at different spots. But of the ones we did lock in on, none were perhaps as stellar as Wilson High School (Washington, D.C.) rising junior signal-caller Stevie Williams.

At an impressive 6-2, 185-pounds, and with a lefty gun that was whipping the ball around with both ease and aplomb inside Byrd Stadium all afternoon, the precocious slinger put on a show.

In leading Wilson to the quarterfinals of the 7-on-7s, which was a loaded field to begin with the likes of DeMatha, Good Counsel, FCA and several others, Williams during one stretch tossed five (yes, five) consecutive 50-plus yard touchdown strikes in a game against Landon, both in stride and mostly on-air, as if some seasoned pro, and Byrd his own backyard. And he did it all with a black Maryland visor atop his head.

Afterwards, Williams broke down some of his recruitment to date, and the schools on him. It would appear his stock will be on the rise this summer and beyond, as he has all the physical tools and looked completely at ease mentally in running the show.

"Temple, Rutgers, NC State, Kent State, Ohio State, Michigan State. That's all I know right now," Williams said of his main suitors to date.

Williams said he has not been hearing much from the Terps yet, but believed his coach had plans for him to camp at UMD again this month.

As a sophomore he threw for 1,500 yards and 23 touchdowns against 5 interceptions.

On Maryland, if they were to start recruiting him in earnest, he said:

"Oh, I like them. I like Coach [Mike] Locksley. I worked with him at a camp before. It is a good program, it is rising, and it is getting a lot of kids from the area. I know Stefon Diggs, Yannick Ngakoue, Jermaine Carter, a lot of those guys," Williams said.

Williams said he liked Michael Vick coming up as a lefty, "but I like right-handed quarterbacks, too, like Tom Brady and Payton Manning."

"But really my recruiting is just kinda starting off," Williams said. "But I can keep working on touch, really, with my passes, and I have been working on that a lot. And just leadership with my team."

Williams said he may want to study physical therapy/training at college.

Last season Wilson made it to the playoffs before finishing 7-5. At UMD last week, Williams was chucking it around effortlessly, be it long, intermediate, and also showing good touch in the short game. From what we saw, it was mostly a flawless day's work for the young up-and-comer we scouted for the first time.

"Today, that was kinda typical for me. I was just in a zone all day," Williams said with a smile, holding back some of his enthusiasm. "I was just there, and in it for sure. And Maryland, that would be wild if they started recruiting me. Yeah, and Dwayne Haskins, I know him, he is real good. But LoLo Harrison, D.J. Turner, Adam McLean, I know all those guys up here."

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