Scout.com ranks Williams the 28th best wide receiver in the nation and a "four-star" recruit. Superprep Magazine and Scout.com's Allen Wallace referred to Williams as the "next Steve Breaston". Maurice, like Breaston, played quarterback in high school but colleges prefer him as wide receiver. He has previously mentioned Pitt, WVU and Penn State amongst his leaders.
"I have taken a number of visits to Pitt so there really wasn't anything I hadn't seen already. This trip was more for my mother. She wanted to meet the coaches and see the school."
When asked what his mother thought of Pitt, he replied, "She really liked it. She came away impressed."
Maurice completed 44 of 92 passes for 1,193 yards and scored 11 touchdowns as a junior. He rushed for 442 yards and scored 9 touchdowns on 83 carries.
"I had a nice time. I always thought Pitt had first rate facilities and academic support. We went over a lot of that stuff. "
Williams led Strong Vincent High School to a 8-4 record and the District 10 championship game. His team lost to General McLane High School in the championship.
"I spoke with Coach (Dave) Wannstedt and he told me he would like me to be a Panther. He thinks I could help them. The Panthers want me to play wide receiver."
"I don't have any other visits set up right now and I don't have a timetable in terms of my final decision. I like Pitt and I could see myself playing there."
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