High Point (NC) Southwest Guilford athlete Airyn Willis has picked up another scholarship offer and his stock continues to climb.
Louisville is the latest school to offer Willis, who has now received eight scholarships from various schools. NC State, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, South Florida, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Wisconsin are the other schools that have offered the 6-2, 180-pound athlete.
Willis visited East Carolina on March 27 for a junior day hosted by the Pirates. He committed to the Pirates earlier in the year but has continued to look at other schools. However, he told Pack Pride that he enjoyed his time in Greenville.
"It was fun," he told Pack Pride. "I had been there before so it was just another time to go back down there."
Willis will be pretty busy for the next couple of weeks. On Thursday he said he will be going to Wake Forest for the Deacons' spring game, and on Saturday he thinks he will be at Georgia Tech for a junior day.
Georgia Tech is recruiting Willis as a quarterback while all of the other schools on his list are recruiting him as a running back, wide receiver or defensive back. He said he does not have a preference regarding what position he would like to play in college, so that won't be a factor in his decision.
Though Willis hasn't spoken with anyone from NC State lately there is a strong mutual interest between the coaches and the prospect.
"I've talked to coach Mike Reed," Willis pointed out. "He sent me a letter recently. The last time I was up there was for a junior day. I don't remember when it was but I enjoyed it. They put us with our position players and we just chilled with them for the day."
Willis said he will probably visit NC State again before too long. He plans on waiting until the end of his senior football season before he makes his decision.
As a junior, Willis recorded 23 tackles and three interceptions while lining up at free safety. On offense, he rushed for 681 yards and 11 touchdowns in five games of action at running back. He was moved to wide receiver and accumulated 36 receptions for 581 yards and five touchdowns.
Willis Continues to Add Offers
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