4-star RB Williams Makes Rutgers Visit

Rutgers was quick to offer four-star class of 2013 running back David Williams of West Catholic High (Philadelphia) during the spring, and the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Williams has seen his recruitment take off since. On Saturday, he was on hand as the Scarlet Knights beat Pittsburgh, and he spoke to ScarletReport.com about his experience, and his recruitment.

A car problem kept David Williams from arriving to Rutgers earlier and a wedding forced him to leave at halftime, but it didn't curtail the excitement the four-star class of 2013 running back had while attending the 24-point win against Pittsburgh.

In fact, the West Catholic High (Philadelphia) standout had an outstanding time on his visit to High Point Solutions Stadium.

"It was great," Williams said. "I got there a little late so I couldn't talk to coach (Greg) Schiano, but we came in, we ate, they treated me well, they took me on the field when they warmed up and we sat in the recruit section. I enjoyed my time there."

It was the third trip for Williams in what has been a busy six-week stretch. He has run for nearly 900 yards and has been nearly as active off the field, attending three college games and tentatively scheduling two more visits in the coming weeks.

Williams, a 6-foot-1, 185-pounder, has been to games at Maryland, Temple and Rutgers as his recruitment kicks into high gear.

"The experience is amazing," he said. "They let us come down during the pre-game warm-up and we get to feel what it's like from the field view. After the game they let you in the locker room while the coach talks to the team, and you get to bond with the coaches."

Williams is planning to return to Maryland this weekend to watch the Terps battle Clemson, and is eyeing a visit to Penn State later in the season.

"I want to visit Penn State with 100,000 people there," he said. "I want to experience that."

Connecticut, Maryland, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Temple and Virginia already offered Williams, and he said Wisconsin, Michigan State, Penn State and Boston College are also showing serious interest.

In fact, Williams said Wisconsin stopped by his school last week, and Boston College was there Monday, and he plans to visit a lot of the schools, including Notre Dame, to offer him in the offseason.

"I like the offers I have now, but I'm open to other schools, too," he said. "I don't need specific offers. I'm going to go where they want me the most. I wouldn't want to go to a school that is my favorite school but they may not be showing me a lot of interest."

When attending games, Williams is taking plenty of notes.

"I get to see how they use the running backs, how fluid the running game is, the offensive line," he said. "I look at people who they are bringing in, too."

Williams is coming off a big effort in a win against Bishop McDevitt (Philadelphia) last week in which he ran for 201 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. He has 896 rushing yards on 133 carries for the Burrs (3-3), who are on a three-game winning streak.

He is also getting advice from people who have gone through the recruiting process, and how to handle picking a school.

"They say find out all aspects of the school, what fits the best," Williams said. "There's no need to rush where you're going to because this is going to be the next four years of your life."

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