Ohio DB gets his first offer

Akron, OH - Many colleges often go back to high schools where they have recruited from in the past. With some these connections seem like a yearly ritual. The University of Pittsburgh and Buchtel High School have a history together. Pittsburgh has recruited several Fighting Griffins in the recent past.

Ramon Walker, Darrell McMurray, Tim Murphy, and 2004 recruit Steve Walker have all been part of the Buchtel to Pittsburgh connection. Pittsburgh held its Junior Day March 6th and offered a couple of players scholarships, one of them was CB Bryan Williams 6-0, 187, 4. 3. Williams had 51 tackles and 5 interceptions as a junior for Coach Claude Brown's Buchtel team. Coaches Junko and Deal are recruiting him for the Panthers.

Coach Brown is not positive where he sees Williams playing at the college level.

"He is a very good corner, but he is getting big so they may move him to safety. He will play CB and TB for us."

Ohio State and Michigan, along with Pittsburgh have been showing Bryan the most interest.

"Those are my 3 favorites, but Pittsburgh is first by a lot. Then Ohio State and Michigan."

When you attended Junior Day at Pittsburgh, Bryan, what was that like for you?

"I loved it, I felt like all eyes were on me. I was the focus of their attention. I am good friends with Steve Walker and Tim Murphy and I wouldn't mind playing with them again."

Pittsburgh has been actively recruiting several Ohio defensive backs, Brad Jones and Bruce Hampton, along with Williams. Bryan runs indoor and outdoor track. During the indoor season he runs the 55m, 200m, and the 400m. During the outdoor season he runs the 100m, 200m, and 400m. He has been timed in the 100 meters as fast as a 10.7.

How would Williams describe how he plays the game?

"When I play corner I am aggressive, I like the bump and run, the zone, I am good at reading the QB. On offense I read the holes, make the right cut and get to the sidelines and try not to get caught."

Williams ran for 328 yards and 6 touchdowns during the 2003 campaign.

Are you planning on going to any camps or combines?

"I am going to Pittsburgh, maybe Ohio State and Michigan."


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