Wideout Catches PSU Offer

Penn State has been actively pursuing big time playmakers and prospects with a penchant for finding the end zone. Not many players have scored as much as this New York wide receiver.

When Syracuse (N.Y.) Christian Brothers Academy coach Joe Casamento calls someone the best player on his team, common perception would lead you to expect he was referring to quarterback Greg Paulus or receiver LaVar Lobdell.

But if you assumed that, you would be wrong. Wide receiver Bruce Williams (5-11, 190, 4.60) is the go-to guy at CBA.

CBA finished the 2004 season 13-0 with a Class AA state championship. Williams capped a stellar career by catching 103 passes for 1,546 yards and 28 touchdowns. He also played defense, where he registered 58 tackles and eight interceptions.

After having such a standout senior campaign, Williams has seen his stock rise dramatically.

"Rutgers, Penn State and West Virginia have all offered over the last two weeks," Williams said. "Penn State came into the school and offered me and LaVar."

Williams is trying to fit an official visit to Penn State into his schedule. He visited West Virginia (12/10), and he has upcoming trips planned to N.C. State (1/8) and Rutgers (1/21).

"I wouldn't mind going to Penn State, I need to call the coaches and set something up," Williams said.

No matter what the football programs are like at the schools that have shown an interest in Williams, he has certain criteria he is searching for.

"I want to go somewhere that has a nice atmosphere and a very good business program," Williams said.

Don't expect a decision in the near future. Williams plans on taking his time.

"I'll probably announce on signing day," Williams said.

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