Williams verbaled to NC State over offers from Clemson, Virginia Tech, Miami, South Carolina, and East Carolina. He is considered one of the top three junior players in the state of North Carolina, joining fellow standouts Victor Davila and Ty Walker.
At 6-foot-5, Williams has good size to play on the wing and is versatile enough to impact in a variety of ways.
"C.J. is very, very good," said Jack Britt head coach Ike Walker. "His ballhandling has really improved, and he sees things before they happen. Sometimes he is even ahead of his teammates in terms of passing the basketball. He's physically stronger, his skills are sharper... he's just better than he was last year.
"He'll primarily be a wing player, but he could play all five positions for us this year. We will have him on the wing, but we are going to use him some in the post as well."
Williams tallied 23 points, 12 rebounds, five steals, four blocks, and two assists in his season opener.
He is NC State's second known commitment in the 2008 class, joining point guard Julius Mays. The Wolfpack could be looking to land a post player in the class, but that might depend on how the Wolfpack completes this year's recruiting haul.
Currently NC State has two 2007 signees, Greensboro (NC) Day wing Johnny Thomas and Marietta (GA) Wheeler center J.J. Hickson, and a commitment from Durham (NC) Mt. Zion combo forward Tracy Smith. It appears the Wolfpack is still in pursuit of Brigton (ME) Academy guard Rashad Green and Hargrave (VA) Military Academy forward Mike Scott. Both players are expected to sign in the spring, as is Smith.
Pack Pride will have much more on C.J. Williams and his decision to attend NC State in the near future so stay tuned!