Punishing runner eyes the Panthers

The Panthers have offered a number of quality prospects from the state of Florida. One of the top running back prospects hails from Naples, FL and officially holds a scholarship offer from the University of Pittsburgh. The PantherDigest.com recently spoke with this blue-chip prospect.

"I'm up to eight scholarship offers right now. Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Indiana, Colorado State, Connecticut, Central Florida, South Florida and the University of Florida," stated powerful running back Greg Williams (6-foot-2 inches, 210 pounds) from Barron Collier High School in Naples, FL. "

"Right now, I'm wide open. I want to find the school that best fits my style of running. I have offers from Florida schools, but I'm still looking for the best situation for me."

Williams rushed for 1,241 yards and scored 15 touchdowns as a junior. He is capable of running a 4.41 forty-yard dash and squatting 450 pounds. Panthers' wide receiver coach Aubrey Hill has been Greg's primary recruiting contact.

"I know that the Panthers are looking for a power back. I think my style fits their system. I'm a north-south power runner. To be honest, I don't like to run east to west and act shifty. I like running downhill and hitting people."

When asked what he was looking for in a school, he stated, "Academics is always the first thing I'll look at. I want to go to a place that has a family atmosphere. A place where the team is close and the coaching staff treats them right. I want play time too. I feel like I can contribute early."

Williams would like to take four to five official visits before making a final decision. He assured the PantherDigest.com that Pitt would be one of them. Pitt, Florida, West Virginia and South Florida appear to be the front runner for Greg's services.

The Panthers have offered a number of Florida running backs including Bo Williams from Oakland Park, FL, Xavier Stinson from Hollywood, FL, Zacchaeus Brown from Royal Palm Beach, FL and Chacon Lee from Miami, FL.

"I want to take a closer look at Pittsburgh. It looks like they have playing time available and they want to run the ball."

Harry G. Psaros can be contacted at harrypsaros@msn.com.

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