Terps Take Initiative With Wiliams

2011 prospect Armstead Williams used a breakout season to garner interest from some top colleges.

After transferring from Blair High School to Gateway Senior High School Armstead Williams has blossomed. The soon to be 6 foot 3 200 pound senior recorded 67 tackles, 3 force fumbles, and 3 sacks as a linebacker and 19 receptions for 417 yards and 4 touchdowns as a receiver during his junior season.

Armstead has received interest from schools such as Michigan, Maryland, North Carolina, and Notre Dame. He has only received one offer however, from the University of Maryland but he does expect to have one other offer sometime soon.

He is enjoying the current recruiting process. “ I am just taking everything in at the moment.” He has not picked a clear cut favorite at the moment, but Maryland has taken a leg up over the competition by offering first. “I am definitely interested in Maryland since they were the first school to offer me. I have not been on any official visit yet, but I have been down there for 7-on-7's. They have a big campus. I also plan on attending their camp in March.”

Williams is being recruited on both sides of the ball by most schools. Maryland is no exception. “I have talked to the Wide Receivers Coach (Lee Hull) and the Defensive Coordinator (Dave Sollazzo) at Maryland. They like me on both sides of the ball. They like my speed and how I get after the ball.”

Williams believes his strengths as a player are definitely his speed (he runs a 4.65), his hands, and his ability to get off the block well. He is currently running track to stay in shape while working on his length strength and getting bigger.

The future should hold bright things for this rising senior with many offers in the fold. He plans on attending a camp at Pittsburgh and possibly another camp at North Carolina. Armstead has no immediate timetable for a decision, but would like to make one by the end of senior season.

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