2007 Intro: Marshall Williams

Heading into the 2005 season, Marshall "Scottie" Williams' football future was fairly cloudy as a reserve on a very talented Lilburn (Ga.) Parkview squad. As the season wore on, however, Williams' playing time increased as his on-field production improved.

"Scottie was kind of a part-time player to begin with until the latter part of the season," said Parkview head football coach Cecil Flowe. "We look for a great year coming up [for him]. This is going to be his breakout year as far as scholarship stuff goes."

According to Flowe, Williams has plenty of scholarship offers "pending" a solid senior season, while North Carolina is the lone school to extend the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder an offer thus far.

With so much up in the air, Williams is keeping his options open.

"He's wide open," said Flowe. "I don't think [he has a timeline]. If he likes something and it's solid, then he'll [commit]. If not, he'll wait it out."

In the meantime, Williams has joined his Scout.com five-star teammate, Caleb King, in making unofficial visits. Thus far, the duo has visited Auburn, Tennessee, Clemson, and Florida State. Flowe is unaware of any immediate plans to visit Chapel Hill, but Williams did camp there last summer.

For Parkview, Williams stars at defensive end, but at the collegiate level he might be better fit at linebacker. Regardless of where he plays, Flowe believes Williams has the potential to excel.

"Scottie has all the physical tools, he just has to put them all together," said Flowe. "He really started to show promise last year at the end of the year."

In his limited action, Williams collected 33 tackles and three sacks last season.

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