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Until recently Deyon Williams was not a household name among those who follow recruiting. The 6'4'', wide receiver from Suitland, Maryland had been interviewed here and there, but nothing that would make Penn State fans stand up and really take notice.
Well Penn State fans, prepare to rise from your chairs. The Nittany Lions have taken the lead for Deyon, over offers from "Virginia, Kent State and Pittsburgh."
Williams has already been to Penn State unofficially, visiting for the Nike Camp in April, which turned out to be a positive experience for him. "It was good, real good. Very nice and I learned a lot there." While he did not run an outstanding 40 time (4.57), he more than made up for it at the University of Virginia camp, blazing a 4.39.
So what gives the Nittany Lions an edge over great wide receiver schools like Virginia and Pitt? When you talk about Penn State recruiting in the state of Maryland, the answer seems to always be Larry Johnson, Sr. In Deyon's case, it's no different. "I like Coach Johnson. He's a very nice guy. Very smart. He knows what he talking about when he talks about Penn State."
Deyon hopes to have a decision made "within the next two weeks." With Coach Johnson on Penn State's side, the Nittany Lions have an excellent chance of securing this talented wideout from Maryland.