Taj Williams has one more full semester at Iowa Western Community College and then it will be off to another school.
NC State made it clear that they want the four-star receiver to consider a transfer to Raleigh once his time in Iowa is done. Formerly an Indiana signee from the 2013 class of high school seniors Williams did not qualify although it was close. He is doing his time and appears to have done the necessary to work to get himself ready to take his game to the next level.
There were a lot of other schools that came before NC State but Dave Doeren eventually decided that an offer would be a good idea. State may have not been his first but there is still time for Williams to explore the offer the Wolfpack is presenting to him.
“They offered yesterday or maybe two days ago. One of the coaches came by the school the other day. It was Coach Mike (Uremovich) the offensive line coach. He said that the coaches had been talking about me. He said he had seen my film on Twitter or something. The receivers coach is named (George) McDonald I think and he followed me on Twitter and said he liked me. He liked the way my skill set is and said they need receivers. He kept it real brief because I had to get to my practice.”
Uremovich is just beginning the process of showing what NC State has to offer but he will also have plenty of time to recruit Williams. The receiver said he will not be committing to any school anytime soon. It is possible he could commit before the end of the summer but junior college players can take their official visits earlier in the year than high school players can.
Williams will graduate from Iowa Western in December so he can switch schools in January.
“I had a top ten last month but right now I’m just focused on spring ball and I’m not really worried about all that. I can say right now the schools recruiting me the hardest would be TCU, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona State, Alabama, Florida and schools like that. I can say some of the ones I just named are schools I’ll most likely take some of my official visits to.
“I’m looking forward to talking to the NC State coaches more though. I’ll see what they have to say. There’s still time for them to get into it.”
When Williams was in high school he was favoring Florida very early into the recruiting process. He ended up signing with Indiana but the Hoosiers announced that he was not eligible to play in his first year and that led to his enrollment at Iowa Western.