Andrew Williams knows a lot of schools would love to have him. NC State's coaches are making it clear that he's needed.
Mail isn't always the best indication of a schools interest. After all, hundreds of high school football players receive mail from schools all over the country. Sometimes those players aren't even under serious consideration for an offer. Sometimes those schools don't think they have a serious shot with the recruit that's on the mailing list.
Williams doesn't put a lot of stock into mail. Most of the time.
But a little over a week ago he received 43 letters from NC State. The McDonough (GA) Eagle's Landing Christian defensive end took notice of that and he was impressed enough to announce that via Twitter.
He was also impressed by who was sending the mail.
"I think they just recently offered me last month. Ever since then it's just been non-stop letters. Coach Nielsen has been checking on me every day but I've talked to all the coaches. I've talked to the head coach also. He writes me too," Williams said.
It's not all that common for head coaches to send handwritten letters, according to the four star recruit.
"Not at all," he said. "Not many head coaches write personal letters every week. That's a big deal."
Williams said Nielsen recruited his brother when he was going through the recruiting process so he has known the NC State assistant for some time. Because of that relationship and all the interest that Pack has shown Williams said he's almost certainly going to visit NC State.
Up first, however, was a trip to Tennessee this past weekend.
"I'm trying to cut my list down now. That's what I'm working on. It will probably be after I take a few more visits," he said.
Rated a four-star prospect and the No. 26 defensive end in the nation, Williams tallied 60 tackles, 18 sacks and 10 tackles for loss as a junior.