Ducks in Top-3 for a 4-Star RB

Derrick Williams, 5-11, 195, 4.5, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco, is receiving more and more attention from recruiters since the start of his senior season. He has pulled in another offer, and believes he will hold off on a commitment for some time.

A new school has made a very favorable impression on Williams and with its scholarship offer, and as a result it has jumped into Williams top three schools.

"Oregon has offered recently," he said. "Right now I am very open minded when it comes to a favorite. I can't put a favorite out there right now. My top three schools would be UCLA, Oregon and Notre Dame."

Williams has now received offers from UCLA, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, Colorado State and Vanderbilt, and he is drawing the attention of a number of other schools playing the wait-and-see game through his final high school season.

Williams is just beginning to set his official trips.

"I just set up a trip to Oregon that will be in December. We're not sure exactly what the date will be, but I definitely told them I'll be taking a trip there."

As far as official visits to other schools, he is still up in the air, "I'm not sure which of the other schools will get visits yet, so I really can't set any other official trips up yet."

While the season for St. John Bosco has gotten off to a 1-2 start, Williams has picked up where he left off last season.

"It's been kind of rough for the team. We lost to two of the top teams in the nation. The team in Florida we played just beat the top-rated team in Florida. Then this past weekend we lost to Los Alamitos 24-14. We lost by just ten points. We should have beaten them, but we had four turnovers. It's going real well for me. For the carries that I am getting I've done pretty well. In the Florida game I had 10 carries for 74 yards. In the second game I had 10 carries for about 150 yards. In the Los Alamitos game I had 131 yards on 15 carries, and I had four catches for 40 yards."

Williams has decided he is in no hurry to rush into a commitment, as he almost did this past summer when he came close to committing to UCLA.

"I am definitely going to wait until I take all my trips before I decide on a school," he said.

He is a full qualifier.

Williams is rated four-stars by TheInsiders.com at running back and is ranked number 26 nationally at his position.


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