QB Impressed by Penn State's Victory

Chicago star Williams has committed to Illinois but intends to visit the Nittany Lions and other schools. With his senior season complete, he hopes to start the scheduling process soon.

With his season complete, four-star quarterback Isiah Williams can get a little deeper into the recruiting process.

“Our season is over, we finished four and five,” Williams said. “Individually, I did great as far as numbers.”

Specifically, Williams said he went 72 for 128 for 1,562 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also had 76 carries for 1,142 yards and 18 touchdowns. All in all, Williams accounted for the vast majority of his team's overall offense with just over 2,700 yards and 42 touchdowns.

Earlier in the recruiting season, Williams gave Illinois football coach Ron Zook his commitment. However, since then Williams has acknowledged that he intends to take official visits elsewhere.

“I'm still solid with Illinois,” Williams said. “I'm intending on taking a few visits. I think I'm pretty solid.”

At this time, Williams said he has not scheduled any official visits, but that since his season has ended, he plans to start the process. One team Williams said he intends to visit is Penn State.

“I'm still pretty high on Penn State and looking at them as far as an official visit,” Williams said.

This past Saturday, Williams took an unofficial visit to Illinois to watch the Illini play the Nittany Lions, and like the way Penn State moved the ball offensively.

“Well, the Penn State offense impressed me very much coming off a 3-8 record,” Williams said. “It was phenomenal that they did it with freshmen. Coach Paterno is not afraid to play freshman. It also inspired me a lot and to see how the quarterback took over the game.”

That quarterback was Michael Robinson, a athlete built in a similar mold to that of Williams. Both Robinson and Williams are athletic quarterbacks who can produce offense with their arms as well as their legs. Has Williams had the opportunity to speak with Robinson during the recruiting process?

“Unfortunately, I haven't, but I'd like to,” he said. “He's similar to the type I am. I'm a mobile quarterback who can move around. Hopefully I'll be able to talk to him.”

Williams went on to say that he did not speak to anyone from Penn State's coaching staff during his unofficial visit to Illinois this past weekend.


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