Pack Offers Williams

NC State's biggest coup on Signing Day was the addition of Audi Augustin, a defensive end from Oakland Park (FL) Northeast High School. Now they are pursuing the top offensive player at Northeast, a talented running back known for his blistering speed.

"I just got my first full offer, and it came from NC State," Bo Williams told Pack Pride. "They offered me on Friday after watching my film. Pittsburgh is close to offering me too and so are some other colleges. It feels good to get my first offer in."

An outstanding athlete, Williams rushed for nearly 800 yards last season as Northeast's season was limited because of the hurricanes in Florida. Checking in at 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, Williams has an ideal frame to play defensive back, but he averaged 8.6 yards per carry as a junior and believes that his future is at tailback.

"I'm a running back," he said. "I've played some defensive back, but I'm going to play running back in college. That's what I'm being recruited to play by all the schools."

NC State was the first school to offer a scholarship, as Williams currently lists the Wolfpack, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Auburn, LSU, UCONN, Boston College, and Miami as his favorites. A positive for NC State could be the signing of Audi Augustin, a close friend of Williams.

"Audi, that's my boy right there," said Williams. "He's like my best friend. He tells me about NC State and what it was like up there when he went on his visit. I'm looking forward to taking that visit."

Williams is just now starting to become familiar with NC State.

"I know they have good running backs and use their running backs a lot," he said. "I'm still learning more about the program though, but I've seen them play before."

Williams openly admits that his best attribute is his speed. A track champion, he won the Junior Olympics 200-meter title with a time of 21.92 seconds. He recently topped that mark with a 21.7 time, the fastest in Florida this year, and feels his speed helps him on the gridiron.

"My speed is my biggest strength," he said. "I just ran the fastest 200-meter time in the state yesterday. It was even faster than my Junior Olympics time.

"I'm fast and I have good size for a running back."

Don't expect an early decision from Williams, as he will evaluate his options throughout the summer. He is poised to have a huge senior season and will likely decide after it is over.

"I don't know when I will decide," he said. "I'm just going to look at all the schools that are recruiting me and pick one when I'm ready. It's getting crazy around here with all the schools starting to come after me hard."

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