Standout RB Impresses UM Coaches

This talented running back that went for over 2,000 yards as a junior last season is one of the best in the state. He's been very impressive so far this year and one of the coaching staffs he's been impressing is Miami.

When people talk about the state's best running back prospects, the usual candidates generally enter into the discussion – players such as Tyrone Moss, Alan Abrams, and Brian Dennison. While all three are tremendous prospects, be sure you include another excellent prospect in that mix – Delray Beach (American Heritage) standout Ron Williams.

At 6-feet and 200 pounds, Williams proved why he's one of the state's best at three separate camps this spring/summer. First, it was a strong performance at the NIKE Training Camp, where he ran a 4.4/40 and jumped 31 inches, which put him on the recruiting map. He then went on to have outstanding performances at the University of Central Florida and University of Florida summer camps.

Williams, who also runs two events in track, carries a 2.8 GPA inside the classroom and is still waiting on SAT scores to come back.

"Ohio State, Florida, UCF, and Miami all called me this spring," Williams said. "UCF is the only school that's sent me an offer so far, but all the others seem very interested."

Williams talked about each of the in-state schools.

"My favorite right now is UCF," he said. "I really had a good time at their camp and I like the coaching staff. They have a lot of new stuff there. At Florida, I like their playing style and atmosphere. At Miami, I like the overall competition and I really like the coaching staff. They told me they didn't even know much about me until after the NIKE Camp and now I'm one of their top running back prospects."

Williams talked about his official visit plans.

"The five schools I want to check out at Florida, UCF, Miami, Ohio State, and Georgia," he said. "If Florida or Miami or someone else offers, then I'll have to sit down and talk to my dad about it. Right now, UCF has offered me and they're the top one at this point."

Williams said he's gearing up for what he hopes will be a banner senior season.

"I'm going to try to rush for over 2,300 yards and over 30 touchdowns. Those are both improvements from last season when I ran for 2,010 yards and 29 touchdowns. The better I do, the better chance our team will have of winning the state title and that's most important to me."

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