Panthers Offer Quentin Williams

Pittsburgh Central Catholic star Quentin Williams had picked up offers from several schools before today, but when the hometown team comes through with an offer, it's always a special feeling.

Quentin Williams, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end from Pittsburgh, Pa., picked up his eighth offer today from Pittsburgh after stopping by for a private meeting with Head Coach Dave Wannstedt before junior day activities started.

"Coach Wannstedt told me he had actually had his mind made up for about a month now, but finally had me come into the office today to make it official," Williams explained. "I went in and he handed me an envelope with an offer in it and we talked for a while. He looked like he was really busy because they had juniors coming in and I couldn't stay for the event because of a baseball game, so I left shortly after receiving the offer."

As mentioned, Williams also holds offers from seven other schools around the country and asked how an offer from Pittsburgh would affect his recruiting outlook from here on.

"Pittsburgh is definitely a good option that I'm going to be looking into," Williams stated. "I like the coaching staff a lot, especially Coach (Greg) Gattuso and have been around the campus for so long that I'm already very familiar with it. A lot of kids that go to Pitt are from this area because it's nice to be so close to family and friends, so that will play a part for me as well. The facilities are great and I love the campus."

Williams has no set no time frame for when he'd like to have a decision made and has not declared any leaders at this point, other then to put Pittsburgh into his top seven profile interests.

As a junior, Williams was named first team All-Conference by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette after catching 22 passes for 424 yards and six touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball he added 42.5 tackles, with 13.5 coming for a loss, 8.5 sacks and two quarterback hurries.

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