Williams Visits UNC to Talk about Two Sports

North Carolina's spring game will be swarming with a plethora of prospects, but most won't be collecting the miles like J'Courtney Williams, who will head to Charlotte, then Clemson before reaching Chapel Hill.

Williams, along with his head coach Ed Homer and teammate Dustin Nelson, will stay Friday night in Charlotte, and then head down to Clemson Saturday morning. Before the Tigers' spring game kicks-off, they will head to UNC. At UNC, Williams will meet with his recruiting coordinator Andre Powell, and basketball coach Roy Williams.

"Coach Powell said something about being something like a Julius Peppers [playing both sports]," said Williams. "I'll talk to Coach Roy Williams at UNC to discuss the situation with me playing basketball."

The following weekend Williams will attend Virginia Tech's spring game on April 15th, followed by Virginia's spring game on April 22nd.

In addition to the Tar Heels, Williams possesses scholarship offers from Clemson, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Mississippi State, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

While in-state schools Virginia and Virginia Tech currently lead for Williams, the possibility of playing both basketball and football at North Carolina definitely intrigues Williams.

"It's amazing to think of the possibilities of playing both sports at North Carolina – I didn't think it could happen," said Williams. "Also, I had a good relationship with Coach Danny Pearman when he was at [Virginia] Tech, and now he is [at UNC]."

While Williams plays the wing on the court, the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder's future position on the gridiron isn't so clear-cut.

"[UNC coaches] don't even know [where to play me]," said Williams. "Most of the schools ask me what position I want to play – tight end, outside linebacker, whatever I prefer. I don't have a preference, whatever I can do to help the team."

After two years at Danville (Va.) Washington, Williams transferred to Christchurch (Va.). During the first game of his junior season, Williams put on a show in the first quarter recording two sacks, an interception, a safety, and about eight tackles. However, he suffered a knee injury at the end of that first quarter forcing him to miss the next five games. When healthy, Williams did everything for Christchurch, playing outside linebacker, strong safety, wide receiver and tight end.

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