Mo Williams high on PITT visit

The University of Pittsburgh coaching staff has offered a number of scholarships to blue-chip caliber wide receivers. One of the most versatile and athletic players holding a Panther offer happens to play for Strong Vincent High School in Erie, PA. Mo Williams visited Pitt on Thursday. How did the visit go? Read on for details.

"I drove down to Pittsburgh on Thursday and visited Pitt," stated ultra talented wide receiver Maurice Williams (6-foot-3 inches, 190 pounds) from Strong Vincent High School in Erie, PA. "The visit was great. It was a visit that centered around things that didn't involve football." ranks Williams a "four-star" wide receiver. He is capable of playing a number of positions on the next level. Syracuse and West Virginia are primarily recruiting "Mo" as a quarterback. Pitt believes that wide receiver is his best position. Penn State would like to see him in the secondary.

"I was able to get a feel of college life. The academic portion of the trip was great. I sat and spoke with a professor in their business school. We talked about the courses I would be taking as a business management major. He showed me the main building most of my courses would be in. I really liked that part of the trip."

"Another part of the trip showed me where I would be staying a freshman and some of the well known parts of the campus like the Cathedral of Learning. It was very nice."

Vincent completed 44 of 92 passes for 1,193 yards and scored 11 touchdowns as a junior. He rushed for 442 yards and 9 touchdowns on 83 carries. Maurice earned first-team All-Region on offense and defense.

"I was able to talk with the coaching staff. I spent most of my time with Coach (Dave) Wannstedt, Coach (Paul) Rhodes, Coach (Greg) Gattuso and Coach (Aubrey) Hill. Coach Hill would be my position coach. I like him quite a bit. We have similar backgrounds and values. I could easily see myself playing for him."

"Right now I'm down to Pitt, West Virginia, Penn State and Michigan State. I plan on having a decision before the beginning of the season. If I don't feel I'm ready, I wait and make it sometime into the season. Right now, the Panthers are looking strong with me."

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