After making it to the USC seven-on-seven tournament finals with his Explosive Athletic Training (E.A.T.) team, Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt 2018 wide receiver Chase Williams got some good news from Trojan head coach Clay Helton.
“I felt really excited and happy, I was blown away,” Williams said. “My jaw just dropped, it was unreal. I wasn’t really even sure what happened.
“It was at the end of the tournament. Coach Helton pulled me aside and talked to me a little bit. He asked me how I felt about USC and if I wanted to go there, what I knew about the school, stuff like that. I told him I was always watching them on TV as a child, they were always exciting to watch.
“I like the tradition there, it is a big school with all these draft picks going in the NFL. Education wise as well, but on the football side of it I know they do very well training their players and getting them ready for the league.”
After hearing Williams’ answers, Helton wasted no time extended the coveted scholarship offer.
“It means a lot to me, it is a huge offer to obtain,” he said. “I don’t know, I am still really shocked over it.”
Williams put on a show during the tournament, catching touchdown pass after touchdown pass. His E.A.T. squad was undefeated before falling to Mater Dei (Team Lids) in the tournament finals.
“It went real well,” Williams said. “We got to the finals and lost sadly, but we pushed through and worked hard. We just had a tournament yesterday in Fresno so a lot of us weren’t at our best.”
In the tournament Williams played mainly wide receiver, but he also spent some time cornerback when his team needed him.
The scholarship offer to the 6-foot-2, 175 pound junior to be was his fourth, having already had offers extended from California, Washington and Washington State. Soon after the tournament Fresno State also pulled the trigger and floated Williams an offer.
Later this month Williams says he will attend the Rising Stars Camp at USC, a camp in Arizona next week and potentially a camp at UCLA as well.
Williams says he is going to wait until right before his senior year to make a college decision, allowing him to focus on his senior season.
Stay tuned to USCFootball.com for more updates from USC’s 7-on-7 tournament and news from the recruiting trail.