Williams enjoys Pitt visit

Talented athlete Maurice "Mo" Williams visited Pittsburgh on Friday and led his team to a 20-7 victory over Plum High School. He opted to remain in Pittsburgh and watch the Panthers play Citadel last Saturday. What did he think of the visit? Read on for details.

"I had a really good time at the Pitt game," stated wide receiver Maurice Williams (6-foot-3 inches, 190 pounds) from Strong Vincent High School in Erie, PA. "It wasn't an official visit for me, but I'm glad I was able to attend the game."

Scout.com ranks Williams a "four-star" player and the 29th best wide receiver in the nation.

"I was able to spend a lot of time with the freshmen and redshirt freshmen on Pitt's roster," he said. "Greg Webster and Jared Martin showed me around parts of campus and I spent most of my time with them. They told me Pitt is a great place for football and academics."

"I felt really comfortable with the players and coaches at Pitt. It felt like I had known a lot of them for a long time. We just got along well."

Williams completed 44 of 92 passes for 1,193 yards and scored 11 touchdowns as a junior. He rushed for 442 yards on 83 carries as well.

"I spoke with Coach (Aubrey) Hill for a while. He told me Pitt would get the deep ball to their wide receivers and they did just that."

One of the first players to commit to the Panthers class of 2007 was blue-chip quarterback Pat Bostick (6-foot-3 inches, 220 pounds) from Manheim Township High School in Lancaster, PA. Scout.com ranks Bostick a "five star" recruit and the 3rd best quarterback in the nation.

When asked if Bostick's commitment would influence his final decision, Williams quickly replied, "I'm a wide receiver and it's important that I know a school has someone that can get me the ball. Yes, Bostick's commitment to Pitt is going to help them. I have to factor that in."

Maurice stated that Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Michigan State and Iowa were his top five schools. He would like to make a decision prior to high school playoffs.

"I like the Panthers a lot and I could see myself playing there."

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

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