Family Affair for Erie Star Williams?

Things are starting to get a little clearer for Maurice Williams. Williams, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound four-star wide receiver prospect from Strong Vincent High in Erie, Pa., has begun the initial process of whittling his college choices.

"Basically, I've narrowed things down a bit," Maurice Williams said. "I'm still not sure about when I'll commit. I could commit before or after the season. I don't want to rush myself."

One thing is for sure: Penn State is a school that Williams keeps in high regard.

"I will be going to Penn State pretty soon [for a visit], but I'm not exactly sure of the date," Williams said. "I have to talk to my mom about that. When school starts, I'll be taking an official visit to Georgia, and I'm not sure where else yet."

As far as the Nittany Lions go, Williams said the Penn State staff is regularly in contact with him.

"They're in touch with me a lot, almost every day," Williams said. "They send me text messages and they ask how I'm doing and that I'm one of their top targets right now."

The Nittany Lions are recruiting Williams primarily as a wide receiver, although he has the versatility to play defensive back and quarterback. Williams indicated that the regular contact from the staff makes him feel wanted by Penn State.

"It makes me feel like this could be the right school," Williams said. "Knowing that my sister is there, it will be easier for my mom to travel."

Williams, whose sister Mashea will be going into her sophomore year at Penn State and plays for the Lady Lion basketball team, said that he is extremely close with his mother.

"I want to make it easier for her," Williams said. "Growing up, it was hard for her and I don't want to make it any harder."

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