NC State did not sign a running back in the class of 2006 so it's safe to say the Wolfpack will look to bring in at least one in 2007. Nothing would make the Pack coaching staff happier than to fill that position with tailback Bo Williams from Northeast High School in Oakland Park, Fla.
At 6-1, 205 pounds and boasting 4.45-second speed in the 40-yard dash, Williams is off to a blazing start for Northeast in 2006. Through three games the 4-star running back had rushed for 573 yards on 68 carries and eight touchdowns. His combination of size, speed and production has led to a plethora of scholarship offers to include NC State, Nebraska, Florida State, Florida, Pittsburgh, Colorado and South Carolina among others.
With an initial official visit to Nebraska under his belt, Williams made his second trip of the year to NC State this past weekend and came away thoroughly impressed with the Wolfpack's thrilling, last second win over Boston College.
"Me and my fullback, Jim Maitland, had a great time," said Williams. "The fans there were wild. When he caught that pass, everyone was screaming and it was crazy. It was really exciting to see. It was an awesome experience. Me and Jim really had a great time and we're really hoping to go to the same school together."
Williams was able to spend some time with NC State defensive line coach Todd Stroud and head Chuck Amato before leaving Raleigh. He said they didn't pressure him for a commit.
"Basically they kept it real simple," said Williams. "They told me that what you see is what you get. They're obviously one of my top five schools right now. They were the first school to offer, and I respect that."
A big factor in Williams future decision may be the recruiting of his teammate Maitland.
"Me and Jim have been friends for a long time," he said. "He's my lead blocker, and he's been a big part of my success. I can tell you that where ever he goes, that's where I want to go, but he just doesn't have the offers yet."
Williams plans to graduate in December and enroll in college in January. He shied away from naming particular favorites but listed several that are in the running for his final three visits.
"I'm looking mainly at Louisville, Colorado, UCLA, West Virginia, Florida
State, Florida and Central Florida."
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