O-D BOWL: Donte Thomas-Williams

APOPKA, Fla. - Four-star running back Donte Thomas-Williams of Durham (N.C.) Hillside breaks down his top three of Florida State, North Carolina State, and West Virginia.

Four-star running back Donte Thomas-Williams of Durham (N.C.) Hillside breaks down his top three of Florida State, North Carolina State, and West Virginia.



Donte you have a top three of Florida State, NC State, and West Virginia. Florida State, what do you like about the Seminoles?
Florida State, I went down there on my official in November. They pretty much treat you like you are at home. Great coaching staff, great running backs coach, coach Jay Graham is from my hometown, Durham, North Carolina.

It's real nice down there. The way they treat you down there, I can see my future here and see me taking my game to the next level.

West Virginia, you've said they are recruiting you the hardest right now.
Coach Galloway and coach Jawan are recruiting me the hardest. I've never seen a coach come as hard as they are right now. I can tell they really see a great future in me.

Where they are taking that program now, they had a rough year this year, but every team has a rough year. As far as them producing athletes to the next level, they are doing that big-time there.

They have great academics and that's No. 1 to me.

The in-state school, what do you like about the Wolfpack?
North Carolina State, that's a pretty cool school. I've been there a couple of times with my teammates, enjoying the visit. Right in my backyard, ten or 15 minutes away.

Coach Des, he's a hell of a guy. He recruits you hard, he recruits you how you're supposed to be recruited, he doesn't break any rules. He treats you as if you're like his friend, and he's your coach. One thing he said, no matter where I want to go he's going to help me through the process of recruiting. That's real big.

Talk about your official visits coming up.
I'm supposed to go to West Virginia the 25th, that weekend. I have NC State too, but not planned.

I'll really be making my decision... real big on academics, how you treat me down there. How my mom feels... does she feel like she can hand off her child, her baby, her son to that type of program.

Trevion Thompson is also considering NC State. Anyway you two can be a package deal?
Somewhat we can. That would be a heckuva package, me and Trey.

I can beat you with the run, speed, and Trey can beat you with the deep ball. The type of connection we have when we're on the field is amazing.


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