A Strong Interest in the Nittany Lions

Maurice Williams has many options as he heads into his senior season. He has a double-digit list of offers from some of the nation's top football programs, plus his athleticism affords him the choice of several positions to play once he gets to college.

“It's been crazy, I've got a lot of schools calling,” Maurice Williams said. “I've only been to a few places. I've been to Pitt, West Virginia and Michigan State.”

A multi-talented and versatile athlete, Williams is being recruited by numerous schools at several different positions. At 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, the four-star prospect from Strong Vincent High in Erie, Pa., could easily fit in at a position on both sides of the ball. Among the schools to extend Williams an offer are Penn State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Michigan State, Georgia and Maryland.

“Most of the schools are looking at me as receiver, and two or three are looking at me as a defensive back or quarterback,” Williams said.

What where does Penn State see Williams playing?

“Penn State, they said receiver and defensive back,” Williams said. “When I went to the Nike camp, the receiver coach was looking at me mostly. So I'm thinking receiver is the main position.”

As for a preference, Williams indicated that he is partial to wide receiver. Though Williams is far from making a decision, Penn State is a school in which he has a genuine interest. Williams also indicated that he is being recruited by Mike McQueary for the Nittany Lions.

“I have a real high interest in Penn State right now,” Williams said. “Penn State is a real nice school, I've been there a bunch of times since my sister has been there. I like the facilities, so I have high interest in Penn State.”

Williams said his sister, who will be a sophomore at Penn State this fall, has told him to go to a school where he is comfortable and not to feel pressure to go to school in Happy Valley. Despite the family ties to Penn State, Williams indicated that he will take his time in making his decision.

Williams will take an unofficial visit to Penn State this July.

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