Charles Williams talks offers

The players who got the football team started at Champagnat Catholic School in Hialeah, Fla. in 2010 are already getting serious recognition. This month Isaac McDonald committed to Clemson and Charles 'Chucky' Williams has 11 Division 1 offers to his credit. Two SEC programs have recently offered Williams who plays wide receiver and cornerback.

"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. Top Stories