Catching Up With David Williams

The standout running back from Philadelphia talks Penn State, summer plans and more. Get the latest right here.

Penn State assistant coach Ron Vanderlinden was in Philadelphia recently to see Imhotep Charter running back David Williams.

Some visits at this stage of the evaluation process are to watch a prospect work out. But the Nittany Lions are so familiar with the standout running back from their backyard that they did not need to see Williams in action. Vanderlinden's visit was more of a cordial thing to talk to coaches and let Williams know how important he is to PSU.

Through the recruiting process, Vanderlinden has been clear on one thing with Williams.

“He has told me I'm capable of doing great things,” Williams said in a short interview with FOS.

Reminding Williams he can do great things is only part of Vanderlinden's overall message.

“Coach Vanderlinden has also said that Penn State really wants me to come play for them,” Williams said.

The 2013 prospect said he may visit Penn State in the summer. He will also tour the South in June.

“I'm not sure yet if I'm going to visit Penn State in the summer, or wait until the fall,” said Williams, who stopped by PSU once in February (for a Junior Day) and then twice during spring practice (for an unofficial visit and then to check out the Blue-White Game).

Williams has yet to announce which of the 23 schools that have offered him will receive an official visit

“I haven't planned any of my officials yet, and I only have one trip to the South planned this far,” he explained.

Williams will make stops at North Carolina State, Tennessee and South Carolina while in the South.

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