Bo Williams set to finalize visits

University of Pittsburgh Head Football Coach Dave Wannstedt is in the process of establishing a physical, "run first" offense. Bo Williams from Northeast High School in Oakland Park, FL happens to be one of the top prospects on the Panther recruiting radar. When will be visit Pitt? Read on.

"Our team has a 4-2 record right now. We had a tough loss to Cypress Bay High School last week," stated Bo Williams (6-foot-1 inches, 210 pounds) from Northeast High School in Oakland Park, FL. "We lost the game 24-6. I couldn't play because of a high ankle sprain. I'm feeling really good right now and I should be ready to play this week." ranks Williams the 19th best running back in the nation and a "four star" recruit. Widely known as a track star prior to his junior year, he transferred his blazing speed onto the football field. Bo won the Junior Olympics 200-meter title with a time of 21.92 seconds. He topped that mark with a 21.7 times, the fastest in Florida that year.

"I have already completed official visits to Nebraksa (9/8) and North Carolina State (9/22). I visited Florida last week but that was an unofficial visit," said Williams. "I should have my final visits set by Friday. Pitt and Florida State are probably going to get my final two visits. It looks like I'll visit Florida State the first week of December (12/1) and Pitt the second week (12/8)."

"I have no favorite at this time. I'm still wide open and looking for the best opportunity."

When asked to comment on the University of Pittsburgh, Williams stated, "I still love Pitt. I loved it when we were up there in Pittsburgh over the summer. I'm going to visit with my parents, my fullback Jim Maitland and my teammates Josh Hartigan and Darian Williams."

"I know that Xavier Stinson from Chaminade-Madonna Prep (Hollywood, FL) committed to Pitt. He's a really good running back. It does make me a little shaky about their running back situation," said Williams. "We're different types of running backs. He's something like 5-foot-8 inches tall and really wide. I'm 6-foot-1 inches tall and 210 pounds. He's short and stout and I'm long and lean. There's more of a chance I would be moved to a different position."

Pitt, Florida State, Auburn, Nebraska, Central Florida, Boston College, Louisville and North Carolina State are amongst the plethora of schools that have offered Bo a scholarship. He has rushed for nearly 800 yards on 101 carries this season.

"I like what Coach (Dave) Wannstedt is doing with the Panthers offense. I could see myself being the feature back in that type of system. I really like Coach (Charlie) Partridge as well. It's going to be great to spend some more time in Pittsburgh."

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