Catching Up With Williams

This summer, after a fast start, Eric Williams eventually began to slow down in Regards to the recruiting circuit. Due to scheduling conflicts as well as his priority to his high school football team, Eric was unable to attend a handful of camps which he likely would have walked away from with offers. SOR caught up with him to address his current recruitment situation.

In regards to not attending camps, Eric Williams mentioned, "It's not like I said I'm just not gonna go. I tried to work it out so I would be able to attend camps, but I was always busy doing things to make myself better and also preparing with my team for the season."

Williams has truly dedicated himself this off-season to strength and conditioning training. He stated, "I'm up to 6'3 210 lbs. now. I still run in the 4.4-4.5 range. All of my lifts improved. We do 3 rep maxes at my school. My bench is up to 265 for 3 reps, squat is 380 for 3 and hang cleans are 275 for 3 reps."

Eric currently holds offers from Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Temple, Akron, Kent St., and Vanderbilt although his collegiate selection could possibly be for a school outside of his current offer list. Although, according to Eric, Temple and Pittsburgh are recruiting him the hardest and they are his current leaders for that reason, he still remains open at this time. "I like all of the schools recruiting me, but you never know. Syracuse and Vanderbilt are looking for me to play receiver and all the rest are recruiting me at safety. It doesn't really matter to me. I just wanna get an education for free and get to play football while I'm there. And I'm not sure where I'm gonna end up because you never know who will become interested during the season. I just wanna end up at a good program that will hopefully land me in the league."

Boston College, a school who seemed to be on the verge of offering Eric at one point appears to have cooled on him a bit. "I haven't really heard anything form them lately" he said.

Speaking of the season, Eric's Pennsbury (PA) squad has already participated in 2 scrimmages both of which they have won. In the 2 contests, Eric has accumulated approximately 6 catches for 200 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, he is credited with an interception return for 55 yards and a total of 10 stops. "We got 2 good wins over a couple tough teams. We beat Central Bucks South and La Salle High School. La Salle is the second ranked program in Pennsylvania. We are looking real good" said Eric.

Although Pennsbury hasn't historically thrown the football a lot, it appears that things are beginning to change a bit; "We have been throwing the ball a lot which I like because it gives me the opportunity to show what I can do. Either way its fine. All I can do is continue to do whatever helps the team."

Rutgers was once considered in the mix with Eric's recruitment. He stated, "I was being recruited by Coach Ciarrocca. He told me that they like me as a player and a person. He said I am a good kid that they won't have to worry about on or off the field. He said I was responsible and a good leader."

As for Rutgers' current involvement level, Eric said, "I haven't heard from them in a long time... probably since I wasn't able to make it up to camp. I would still be interested in them if they were interested in me. They would get the same consideration that everyone else would get." SOR will keep you posted.

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