2006: Ben Williams

Despite receiving as much college interest as any other prospect in the state, Ben Williams of Charlotte (N.C.) Olympic continues to fly under the radar publicly. Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, N.C. State and North Carolina all send the athlete mail regularly, including junior day invitations.

Williams made his first junior day appearance two weekends ago in Chapel Hill.

"I thought it was a real nice school, real prestigious school that I wouldn't mind going to," said Williams, who also plans to attend Georgia's junior day in April. "And the football program looked like it was getting back on track to where it used to be. If they give me a scholarship I wouldn't mind going there."

Williams is in the mold of 2005 North Carolina signee Bobby Rome; an excellent dual-threat quarterback whose 6-foot, 185-pound frame may prevent him from playing the quarterback position on the next level.

"I don't really know whether they're recruiting me as a quarterback or an athlete," said Williams. "I want to play quarterback that is my first priority. When they told us to go to the position meetings [at UNC's junior day] I went to the quarterback meeting. They said that they got my highlight tape and they were taking a look at it to see where I would play."

Williams plans to make an additional trip to Chapel Hill in the summer for the Tar Heels' senior camp.

On his way to earning All-Conference first team and All-County Second team honors, Williams passed for 2,412 yards and rushed for 622 yards. He recorded a total 25 touchdowns and completed 65% of his passes.

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