Williams Favors UNC

After camping at North Carolina last week, Anthony Williams' fondness for the Tar Heel program is on the upswing.

"[UNC] definitely moved up," Williams said. "I like them a lot. I've liked them, but they moved up."

Williams, a 6-foot-4, 194-pound athlete, says UNC has moved up right into his leader position, with Rutgers as a close second.

"I like the campus, I like the coaches – they seem like cool guys, and I saw the team working out on their own and I really liked that," Williams said. "I like how they have an H-back – he's a tight end, but they use him for catching the ball a lot."

If UNC does extend him a scholarship offer, Williams admits he would make a verbal commitment.

Originally, Williams camped at UNC to further improve his chances of landing a UNC scholarship offer.

"My highlight tape wasn't ‘all that,' so I just wanted to come up there and show what I could do," Williams said.

Last fall, Williams led Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy in receptions with just eight for 100 yards and a touchdown. The limited opportunities provided few highlights for Williams to send to colleges.

To better showcase his abilities – and move closer to home – Williams transferred to Chesapeake (Va.) Atlantic Shores Christian. Atlantic Shores' offense passes more often than FUMA – its leading receiver caught over 30 passes last season.

Williams attended the first day of the Tar Heels' two-day camp. Despite exclusively playing wide receiver throughout his prep career, Williams worked out at tight end.

"I can play receiver or tight end – it doesn't matter," Williams said. "It's kind of like the same, except for the blocking techniques – I have to get used to that."

Following his performance, Williams spoke to offensive coordinator John Shoop, tight ends coach Allen Mogridge, and wide receivers coach Charlie Williams.

"They said where I'll make my money at is tight end," Williams said. "They said it's good that I'm willing to play tight end. And they said they're going to come up to watch me play."

Neither coach discussed the possibility of a UNC scholarship offer.

Williams camped at Ohio State and Rutgers this week. He will camp at Wake Forest in July.

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