Erial (N.J.) Timber Creek linebacker Tyreek Williams de-committed from Buffalo Monday afternoon and could make a quick end to his reopened recruitment with a visit to Rutgers.
Rutgers and the new coaching staff offered Williams Monday, which led to his decision to move on. He looks forward to an official visit this weekend but does not have any formal announcement plans.
“I’m not sure but it could be before or after the visit,” Williams said. “Just, whenever it feels right.”
Williams said Rutgers is the primary school under consideration and his only planned upcoming visit.
“In the midst of seeing a different opportunity to seek out, I didn’t want to string [Buffalo] along and wanted to give them the opportunity to [recruit other prospects],” Williams said on his de-commitment. “I picked up the Rutgers offer and I’ll be visiting there this weekend.”
The Rutgers staff offered Williams Monday but has been in touch and at his school since the end of the dead period.
“I’m super excited because I got to sit down with all of the coaches and talk to them about everything,” Williams said. “There are people up there that I know from Timber Creek. I’ve visited up there in the past, but I think it could be a better opportunity for me now.”
Tyreek Williams checks in at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds. He is open to any linebacker spot at Rutgers, and did not discuss scheme details with the staff during today’s visit.
“It would be great to play in New Jersey,” Williams said. “It would be great to play that level of football and show out in that way.”
Williams knows Rutgers defensive linemen Myles Nash and Quanzell Lambert from their Timber Creek days.
“They just met him and got to know him on the first week,” Williams said. “They enjoyed it. They said he was a good coach. They can’t wait to see what he’s going to bring to the program and what they can do there.”
Rutgers also holds a commitment from 2017 cornerback Naijee Jones.