Although he's rated a just a one-star prospect by Scout.com, that would seem just a bit off when you consider that wide receiver Jarvis Williams from Jones High School in Orlando, Florida was recently named the No. 25 player in Florida by the Orlando Sentinel. He was also accorded all-state honors for both basketball and football, was an all-county and all-Central Florida selection as well as being named district MVP. Williams was also selected to the North vs. South and Central Florida all-star events after recording nearly 70 catches and 10 touchdowns as a senior.
Those accomplishments would certainly seem to mesh well with NC State's need to restock the wide receiver position in 2006. The Pack has made that spot a priority with Williams a key target on the wish-list. The 6-4, 200-pound wideout was in Raleigh this past weekend, and he gave Pack Pride the lowdown on his official visit.
"It was a good visit," said Williams. "I like that they are a passing team and they're going out trying to pick up wide receivers. Coach Dixon was at Florida and he's used to going out and getting good receivers and he's trying to start that back up at NC State."
NC State has obvious connections to Florida and that certainly didn't go unnoticed by Williams.
"The players there were really cool," he said. "They've got a lot of players from Florida, and I know coach Amato recruits Florida heavily.
"While I was there, they showed me all of their plays and what they plan to do next year. I got a chance to speak to coach Amato before I left and he told me he just hoped I would go home and make the right decision."
Williams has already been to Wake Forest, East Carolina and Cincinnati in addition to the Wolfpack but it appears the talented receiver has narrowed his focus to a couple of ACC rivals.
"I'm looking mainly at Wake Forest and NC State. I know Wake Forest is primarily a running team which is kind of a drawback, but I like that they're taking just two wide receivers. With NC State, I like that they're a passing team. Right now, I've just got to weigh the pros and cons, and I plan to have a decision made on Monday."
Williams recently achieved a qualifying test score and projects as an academic qualifier.
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