Thomas-Williams focused on season

Running back Donte Thomas-Williams of Durham (N.C.) Hillside took multiple visits this summer, after which he named a handful of favorites. Thomas-Williams talks about if anything's changed heading into his senior season.

Running back Donte Thomas-Williams of Durham (N.C.) Hillside is one the most talented in the Tar Heel State this year, and he's focused on bringing home a state championship to Hillside.

"I'm really looking forward to this season," Thomas-Williams said. "We start pads on Monday, I've been waiting a long time for that. We're mainly working on the little stuff right now. We have a good team, I'm excited to see what we can do."

Thomas-Williams took visits to Clemson, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Ohio State, North Carolina State, and West Virginia over the summer, but with September approaching, recruiting has taken somewhat of a backseat in his mind.

"I'm not really too focused on recruiting right now," Thomas-Williams said. "I'm still talking to coaches and everything, but I'm not thinking about narrowing my list again and haven't thought about scheduling official visits yet."

After his visits this summer, Thomas-Williams named his top schools, and things are still status quo with the running back in that department.

"My top schools are still Clemson, West Virginia, Florida State and Notre Dame," Thomas-Williams said. "That's as of right now. I will probably take an official visit to Georgia Tech because they have a strong academic program."

With that said, are the Irish still in good position to get an official visit?

"I would say that Notre Dame has fallen behind some," Thomas-Williams said. "I had a great experience when I visited, but it wasn't completely what I thought it would be. I would also say Clemson, Florida State and West Virginia are all recruiting me harder, but I plan on getting out to Notre Dame again. There are so many strong points in general about going to school at Notre Dame."

"I'm just going to see how the beginning of the season goes first and then figure out what places I want to take visits to during my bye weeks," Thomas-Williams. "I could decide during the season, but if I'm not ready, I'll wait until after."

Thomas-Williams is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 24 running back in 2014 by Top Stories