Three star Central Catholic tight end Quentin Williams hasn't been involved much with his recruiting recently, but will be looking into it more. "I haven't thought about it much the past four or five weeks," Williams said. "But I will be getting on it now during my vacation. I'm going to enjoy my vacation and decide on my visits when I get back."
The reason why he hasn't been focusing on his recruiting is because his focus was on his high school season that just ended on Saturday with a state championship. Before winning the state championship, Central Catholic won the WPIAL crown.
"I played pretty well this year," Williams said. "The goal this year was to win a state championship. I really wanted to get it, I was on the team that won freshman year, but I wanted to be able to get my own."
Right now, he has eight schools who he considers his favorites. They are Boston College, Northwestern, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech and Stanford. He's already been on official visits with Boston College and Stanford.
On why those schools are his favorites, he said, "Virginia Tech has great football and great academics similar to Boston College. "With Northwestern, my brother is a redshirt-freshman and I love the staff and program and I feel like they are going places in the coming years. I have family that lives in Oklahoma, a lot of my dad's side of the family lives there. Pittsburgh is right here in my backyard and it would be nice to stay and play in front of my family. Georgia Tech is there because I like the Georgia setting and it would be an interesting place to live. Stanford has a great staff; I felt like I fit right in and had a great visit. Distance could be a problem though. Rutgers also has a great staff, I love the program, coach [Greg] Schiano and [Joe] Susan. They have good kids in the program."
When asked if he will visit Rutgers he said, "I can't say anything right now."
One thing that Williams is looking for in a college is the ability to play baseball and football. "I want to play both sports," he said. "The best opportunity for that has been at Stanford, they almost encourage it. The head baseball coach there played both sports in college and there are plenty of kids who have done the same thing. All of the schools have talked about it with me, but if a school said they only want me to play football, I wouldn't go."
The 6-foot-4 230 pound tight end is unsure when he will make his final decision.
"There's no timetable right now," he said. "It could be anytime. It could be after I take my visits, it could be earlier, or it could be right around signing day."
Williams is the No. 24-ranked tight end in the country according to the 2008
Scout.com High School rankings.