Pittsburgh (PA) Central Catholic tight end Quentin Williams has started his senior campaign in perfect fashion. Despite the fact that his team has a group of starters along the offensive line that have never started a varsity game, his Central Catholic team has managed to defeat two quality opponents in Pennsylvania's Eerie Prep and Ohio powerhouse Clayton (Ohio) Northmont in the middle game of the Herbstreit Classic played in Cincinnati. Williams, who holds close to 20 offers, has narrowed his college choices down to a list of four candidates which include Northwestern, Boston College, Rutgers and Stanford. He has either camped or unofficially visited the campus of all his finalists except for Stanford, where he has an official visit tentatively planned for later this season. He does not have any other official visits scheduled at the present time.
So what factors will come into play as he seeks to make his final decision? "I want to go wherever I feel the most at home and can develop as a player and a person," he said. Based on his list, obviously academics are a factor, but will proximity to home come into play? "Distance from home will come into consideration since my brother plays for Northwestern and should start next season. If we are at different schools, it may be difficult for my father to drive out to watch both of us play on Saturdays." While distance from home is a factor, he was quick to make the point that his decision will ultimately come down to which school presented the best fit, regardless of location.
Williams has performed well in each contest this season, but individual accolades
do not motivate him nearly as much as his desire to win another state championship.
As a freshmen, he was a member of Central Catholic's 2004-2005 state championship
team. He experienced the joy of playing for a champion due to an injury sustained
by the team's starting defensive end. Unfortunately, his teams have come up
short in efforts to repeat in his sophomore and junior seasons. With a 2-0 start
in 2007, he may be well on his way to going out a state champion who will attend
a excellent academic institution no matter which finalist he chooses.