Williams To Camp At Pitt

Pitt signed Munhall (PA) Steel Valley defensive tackle Tyrone Ezell in its 2009 recruiting class. Two standouts from the 2011 class will be camping at Pitt this weekend, in fullback James Conwell and running back Delrece Williams.

Delrece Williams is a 5-11, 185-pound athlete, who rushed for 1,200 yards and 17 touchdowns in his junior season. Already, he has received interest from Pittsburgh, Illinois, Michigan State, Kent State, Akron, Syracuse, West Virginia and UConn. Pitt will be his first camp stop. Most of the schools are looking at him as a running back. Others, Pitt included, are looking at the possibility of Williams as a safety.

"I'm going to the Pitt camp Friday, and if I do good, they'll offer me," Williams said. "I don't think (any schools) are close to offering me yet. I think they want to see my first three games. I talked to the UConn coach too, and he wants to see me in my first three games, then it looks like I'll get an offer then."

Williams made no secret, though, that Pitt is a school he'd like to get an offer from most.

"Coach Gattuso is recruiting me," Williams added. "I've seen the facilities. I'm usually down there a lot. Tyrone Ezell is a good friend of mine. The coaches took us on a tour of the facility. I like it. It's real nice down there. That's where I really want to go."

Regardless of if and when Williams gets the offer, he has Ezell, who may be a factor on Pitt's defensive line this year. Williams and Ezell have been close friends for awhile. Right now, he relies on his former high school teammate for advice about the recruiting process.

"He's definitely a good person to go to about this type of thing," Williams said. "He helps me out a lot. He tells me to keep my head on, get my grades right, and take all my visits. He wants me to come to Pitt. We goof around all the time, we're just real goofy people."

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