Semper Fi: 4-star RB Williams Set To Announce

FULLERTON, Calif. -- Four-star running back David Williams of Imhotep Charter knows where he wants to go to school and he will announce his decision Friday at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. He is down to three schools, and he broke down each for FOXSportsNEXT.

David Williams had a trio of official visits lined up for January, but he changed his schedule.

Instead, the four-star running back from Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia) will make his college decision known Friday during the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Following Monday's first day of practice at Fullerton College, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Williams said he will announce from South Carolina, Penn State and Arizona State.

"I'm tired of (the recruiting)," Williams said. "I know where I want to go so I want to get the process over with."

Williams' only official visit so far was to Arizona State in September. He was slated to visit Penn State on Jan. 11 and South Carolina the following week. If he announces one of those schools, he will keep his official visit date.

He added he recently ruled out Miami, which was making a strong push for him and where he was slated to visit Jan. 25.

"I pretty much told all the other schools I wasn't interested so I wouldn't waste their time," Williams said.

Although Williams' only official visit took him to Arizona State, he is familiar with Penn State and South Carolina. He made official visits to each campus in the spring and summer, and also was visited by the coaching staffs of each school in late November and December.

He is not divulging his leader, and added a thought on each school.

"Arizona State, at first, I wasn't going to take my official out there, but I knew the coaching staff," Williams said. "I had a good relationship from when they were at Pitt, but I fell in love with it. I felt comfortable over there and the coaching staff, I already had a good relationship with them.

"Penn State has been in the running since the beginning. It's my in-state school and it's always home. Even with the sanctions, I'm still interested. Coach (Bill) O'Brien is doing a very good job."

South Carolina has been the one constant with Williams for the last year.

"When I went down there this summer, I fell in love with the place and I loved the atmosphere," he said. "I just felt comfortable down there."

Williams also was impressed coach Steve Spurrier took time to visit him earlier this month.

"It was great," Williams said. "At first, he came to the school and it was the buzz around school. Everybody was talking. Even the security guards were saying to me, ‘Oh, you have the ol' ball coach here.' It was pretty nice and to have Steve Spurrier in my house was cool."

Williams rushed for 1,904 yards and 23 touchdowns on 195 carries as a senior.

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