Two-Sporter Bryant Williams Gets Big Ten Interest

Bryant Williams, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide receiver, from Edina (MN) High, is one of the state's top two-sport athletes. Williams will play for the Hornets this season after transferring from Minneapolis (MN) North High. He has attracted interest as a member of the Howard Pulley Panthers AAU basketball team. However, his strong performance at a Big Ten team's football camp could attract a scholarship offer in the near future.

Bryant Williams helped lead the Polars to a 5-4 mark as a junior. He caught 29 passes for 576 yards with five scores and also served as the team's kicker and punter.

Williams decided to transfer to Edina, which is known for its strong academics and passing attack. The Hornets are expected to quarterbacked by Nate Tice, the son of Minnesota Viking head coach Mike Tice. Williams played with the Hornets' football team during the recent Gopher passing camp. Edina was 3-6 last season.

Williams also played basketball for North and helped lead them to a 22-4 mark and the Class AAAA, Section 5 finals before losing to Mounds View. He averaged 10.3 points per game. Williams was expected to be a key contributor for the Polars, who lost just one of their top eight scorers to graduation.

Edina was a disapointing 12-15 under first-year head coach Pat Dorsey.

Williams played for the Howard Pulley AAU team at the Boo Williams Invitational, Kingwood Classic and Sabes Invitational. His solid play earned him a scholarship offer from Western Illinois and Montanan State.

However, Williams decided to skip the Nike Peach Jam to attend the Michigan State football camp. He shined at the camp and could receive a scholarship offer. Williams has yet to take the ACT or SAT. He is also receiving football interest from Central Florida, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Iowa State and Minnesota.

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