Williams anticipates visit to Pitt

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. Greg Williams talks about his upcoming visit to Pitt.

"I'm looking forward to my visit to Pittsburgh. I'm open right now and I want to see what the Panthers have to offer," stated powerful running back Greg Williams (6-foot-2 inches, 210 pounds) from Barron Collier High School in Naples, FL.

Barron Collier High School finished with a 5-4 record and missed the playoffs. Despite a mediocre season, William shined on the football field. He rushed for 1,481 yards and scored 17 touchdowns. Greg started at outside linebacker as well. He has been a three year starter on both sides of the ball.

"This was a tough season, but I'm proud of my senior year performance. Pitt's recruiting me as a running back but we have talked about me going there and just being an athlete. I can play linebacker and cornerback as well. I was our starting cornerback my sophomore year and our starting outside linebacker this season."

"I guess I like running back the best, but I'm more concerned about helping the team I go to. If they need me at another position, I would make the switch. I just want to play football."

Pitt, West Virginia, Indiana, Colorado State, Connecticut, Central Florida, South Florida and the University of Florida have extended scholarship offers to Williams. He has scheduled a visit to West Virginia the week after his visit to Pitt (12/8).

"It's important to me to feel comfortable wherever I go. I want to get to know the coaches and players and see how I fit in. I want to study their offense and see if their style fits my strengths as a running back."

When asked how much playing time would factor into his decision, he quickly replied, "Who wouldn't want to play. Yes, that will be a factor when making my decision."

Scout.com ranks Williams a "three-star" prospect and the 68th best running back in the nation. He rushed for 1,241 yards and scored 15 touchdowns as a junior. Greg is capable of running a 4.41 forty-yard dash and squatting 450 pounds. Panthers' wide receiver coach Aubrey Hill has been his primary recruiting contact.

"I'll make my final decision after my visits. I'm not worried about distance or anything like that. I can't wait to get to Pittsburgh and check things out."

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

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