Williams Holds Early Favorite

Fayetteville (NC) Westover defensive back Lorenzo Williams has two early offers from ACC programs. One school, however, stands out as his early favorite.

6'2, 194-pound defensive back Lorenzo Williams is one of the state of North Carolina's best prospects from the 2008 class. With impressive size and speed, Williams has made his name as a versatile D-I prospect.

At the high school level, Williams has played cornerback, safety, receiver, quarterback, and even punted for his Westover High School team. "I love to play corner, but I don't mind playing safety," Williams noted. "I like to play all positions as I played them all growing up. I'll play corner or safety, wherever I can be used most effectively."

Due to his versatility, ACC schools have shown heavy interest in Williams early in the recruiting process. "Wake Forest and Duke and also N.C. State and Virginia," Williams responded when asked the schools showing him the most interest. "Those are the schools that talk to me the most. Wake Forest and Duke have offered."

"I was amazed to get the offers," he said. "I was so excited to know that I'm going to be able to play on the next level and get a full scholarship and a free education. My parents and a lot of people are proud of me. Most people see me as a track person because our team isn't great, but I'm excited to be at the next level."

Although two schools have offered him scholarships, one school, Wake Forest, stands out in Williams' mind. "Wake Forest, I really like Wake Forest," he said. "At the beginning of the school year, they invited me to their home games after their camp. I enjoyed all their home games. I enjoyed them going to the top of the ACC."

"I feel like I go home every time I go there," he continued. "I have a cousin, Alex Frye, up there and know some others. Aaron Curry's mother, she's a teacher at my high school. I know Brandon Ghee, Alex Frye and Delon [Lowe.] The coaches are honest. They seem like they're looking out for the best in me."

This summer, Williams will camp at Wake Forest as well as Duke, N.C. State, and East Carolina. He plans to decide during the summer or early into his senior football season.

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