Williams Ready to 'Shock the World'

With a school ceremony scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Deunta Williams' school, the Tar Heels will officially add one of the more highly touted in-state recruits to their roster.

"I feel pretty good," Williams said early Wednesday morning, noting that the late afternoon ceremony is because it was the only time his family, coaches and school administrators were all available. "This is what we've all been waiting for. Some of the guys that have already committed have been waiting for our time to sign and it's finally here."

Williams, a 6-foot-3 180-pound athlete from Jacksonville (N.C.) White Oak, verbally committed to the Tar Heels during a summer banquet over scholarship offers from N.C. State, South Carolina, Virginia, Duke, and Virginia Tech.

"North Carolina is just an up-and-coming program and we're about to shock the world in two years," said Williams. "I just wanted to be a part of it, really. Show everybody that North Carolina is the place to be and represent my state that I'm from."

While Williams has played at countless position during his senior season – including fullback, wide receiver, and safety at White Oak and outside linebacker during the Shrine Bowl – the Tar Heels plan to plug him in at wide out.

"I think they're going to use him on offense," said White Oak head football coach Bob Blick. "I talked to Coach [Frank] Cignetti last week, I think that's the plan. I think they'll use him where he can help the team, that's the bottom line."

A Scout.com four-star recruit, Williams is ranked fifth in the state and 47th in the East Region by Scout.com.

Holding a 3.45 grade-point-average, while easily scoring about a 1000 in the SAT as a sophomore, Williams will easily qualify. He plans to enroll as early as possible in the summer.

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