Williams Has NC Roots

With Wake Forest starting three seniors in the secondary this season, defensive backs will be a high priority in their 2009 class. One player who recently received a offer from the demon deacons is Denton Ryan (TX) standout Yahshua Williams.

The past couple of seasons, the Wake Forest coaching staff has begun to recruit more in the state of Texas. The trend has continued this season as the Demon Deacon staff has offered Yahshua Williams, a 6'3, 185 pound safety prospect from Denton, Texas. Williams was excited to get the offer for many reasons, one of which is the fact that he is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina.

"Recruiting has really picked up for me and the Wake offer was a big eye opener," said Williams. "I think of them as a home state school. I am from Raleigh and I have a lot of family on the east coast and in North Carolina. I have thought of how exciting it would be to play in my home state in front of my family and friends for a team like Wake."

Williams also enjoyed his recent meeting with some of the coaching staff. "I talked to the coaches not too long ago. They came out here to visit with me. [They've] told me how excited they would be if I joined their program and how they think I could help take the team to the next level."

When asked what makes him such a good prospect, Williams responded, "I think my versatility and passion for the game. Also, I have good speed (4.4 forty) and I am able to read plays and react to them as they unfold. I am also a team player and I will do whatever I can to help my team win."

Williams has offers from Wake, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, Texas Tech, and Arizona at this point and he says he is leaning toward waiting until his season starts before committing anywhere. "I think I will wait until my season starts before I commit anywhere. I just want to make sure of my decision when I make it. I don't want to commit somewhere and then change my mind and back out. I am just going to do my research and pray about it." Williams also mentioned that he would like the chance to play early and he is looking for a good relationship with the coaches wherever he ends up.

When asked if distance would be a factor Williams said, "Not at all. I actually have more family in North Carolina and on the east coast and it would be nice to get back to North Carolina."

As far as favorites are concerned, it seems like Wake Forest is at or near the top of the list. "I have my favorites at this point and I will tell you Wake is one of them. They are way up there. I really hope they remain interested in me."


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