Charles Williams talks offers
"Two weeks ago I got the [Vanderbilt] offer over the phone from Coach Gattis," said Charles Williams. "He said they think I'm a great playmaker, and he thinks I can come in and be that playmaker they're looking for at wide receiver.
"I was very excited about the offer. It's a great SEC program. I'm in the process of doing research and learning more about it. I've been talking to the coaches about visiting over the summer."
Some coaches like Williams, 6-foot-2, 185-pounds, on the other side of the ball. SEC East rival, South Carolina, for instance, thinks he fits well in their secondary.
"South Carolina offered me about a month ago," Williams stated. "I liked the school a lot. I got to see a practice and talk with Coach (Grady) Brown, the [defensive backs] coach. He's a great recruiter, a great secondary coach, and a great guy too. They like me at cornerback. It was a nice visit."
Head Coach Mike Tunsil made Williams the starting quarterback in his second year as a starter and also assigned him to duties in the secondary. Williams was up to the challenge.
"The season went very well," said Williams. "I passed for 13 touchdowns and ran for eight. Playing bot safety and cornerback, I made 40 tackles.
"Next season I'm going to move to wide receiver. Playing receiver, I have tremendous speed, awesome hands, and a 38 (inch) vertical. At defensive back, I'm good in all of the coverages, and I'm a hard hitter."
Unlike teammate McDonald, Williams says he's not in a rush to commit and plans to do more visiting and research before a decision is reached on a college.
"As far as picking a school because they're recruiting me at corner or wide receiver that isn't a factor at all," Williams explained. "I just want to get on the field.
"I'm going to be looking at the depth charts and see how stacked my position is because I want to play as a true freshman. Basically though, I want to go somewhere I'll be comfortable at for the next four years."
Williams has been conditioning and competing in 7-on-7's with his team this off-season. He plans on playing basketball for Champagnat Catholic's spring team. Williams was named Second Team All-Dade County (1A-3A). He wears No. 1 for the Lions.
VandyMania.com Top Stories
Vandy Coach: Defense gets you on the floor!Vanderbilt head coach Stephanie White spoke with the media on Tuesday following the team's practice. The Vandy women open the 2016-17 season on Sunday with an exhibition game…
Three Keys Reviewed: Vandy vs. TSUVanderbilt defeated Tennessee State 35-17 on Saturday for homecoming. Prior to the game, VandyMania.com established three keys for the Commodores to be victorious. We will now…
VandyMania.comSunday at 12:27 PM
The Good, Bad, Ugly: TSUThe Vanderbilt Commodores won their second straight game for the first time since 2013 with a 35-17 victory over Tennessee State. Here is a look at some of the Good, Bad, and Ugly…
VandyMania.comSunday at 9:29 AM
Vanderbilt downs TSU 35-17Khari Blasingame ran for 100 yards and three touchdowns as Vanderbilt rallied from an early deficit to win its second consecutive game, 35-17. The win improved the Commodores'…
VandyMania.comSaturday at 9:04 PM
Minta Spears and Marqu'es Webb at Media DaysVanderbilt women's basketball stars Minta Spears and Marqu'es Webb spoke with the media at SEC Media Days. They discuss the new staff approach to practice. The two players also…
VandyMania.comFriday at 9:15 PM