Bryan Williams To Visit Minnesota This Weekend

Bryan Williams, a 6-foot, 185-pound running back/defensive back from Akron (Ohio) Buchtel, will visit Minnesota this weekend along with teammate Cyrus Kersey. He had committed to Pittsburgh in June but has decided to take several visits. GoldenSports.Net recently caught up with Buchtel head coach Claude Brown to find the latest on Williams' recruitment.

Bryan Williams had an outstanding senior season after taking over for Ohio State recruit Tony Pittman. He rushed for 1,808 yards and was named to the 2004 Associated Press Division III All-Ohio high school football team and led the Griffins to an 8-3 mark, losing to Akron Hoban in the payoffs 35-33. Williams also runs track and has excellent speed, running a 4.3 40, a 10.7 100-yard dash and a 22.0 200-yard dash.

Brown said that Williams was a key reason for the team's success.

"He is a two-sport athlete. He has great vision for a running back. He runs hard and is a great runner. He is always running forward. "

Williams also played defensive back and was a standout at that position as well, according to Brown.

"He is an excellent defensive back. He had six picks, one he returned for a touchdown. He rushed for 26 touchdowns and had 1,808 yards with 9.6 yards per carry.

Williams committed to Pittsburgh in the summer, but has re-opened his recruitment somewhat, due to questions about the future of head coach Walt Harris, who has been mentioned with several other coaching jobs.

The Gophers are also recruiting Williams' teammate Cyrus Kersey, who could commit to Minnesota this weekend. That could have a major effect in landing the Akron duo.

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