Indianapolis back getting early interest

C.J. Williams, a 2011 tailback for Franklin Central (IN), is already receiving steady interest from 11 different schools including multiple coaching staffs from BCS conferences.

I'm getting interest from Ball State, Purdue, Notre Dame, Washington, Kansas, Colorado, Ohio, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Oregon and Iowa," said Franklin Central tailback C.J. Williams.

Why the big interest in the Hoosier State back? Williams brings good speed and versatility to a team. While he's not lightning fast (4.57 forty), if you watch his video you'll see that he's very elusive and hard to tackle.

Williams, who transferred to Franklin Central after spending his sophomore season at Westview high school in Arizona, said that when first showed up in Indiana folks thought he was more of a finesse runner. However, according to Williams, by halfway through the season observers were remarking, "He likes to run people over".

Williams finished his junior campaign with 1,327 yards and 16 touchdowns. He had an 85-yard run against eventual state champion Warren Central in the playoffs. After the season he was named to the Associated Press honorable mention all-state team.

During his sophomore season at Westview in Arizona, Williams finished with 1,100 yards rushing. One additional feat that is likely attracting many college recruiters' attention is the fact that Williams also had 18 catches for 327 yards. Warren Central did not utilize Williams in a receiving role.

Williams says he grew up following Virginia Tech but wants a school that likes to the ball, "I'm looking for a school that runs the ball a lot and has a drama program."

Williams, who has also played some in the defensive secondary, has a 2.8 GPA will take SAT in February or April.

Stay tuned to Scout.com for more on C.J. Williams.

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