3-star Cali ATH eyeing WSU official visit

IT WAS BACK in May that WSU extended Fresno, Calif., athlete Charles Williams his first scholarship offer. And since then, area recruiter Clay McGuire has remained in close contact, selling the future in Pullman to the 5-11, 180-pounder. So much in fact, that Williams told Cougfan.com that he’s got high interest in WSU and that he’s planning on taking an official visit to the Palouse this fall.

Recruiting has picked up for Williams this spring and summer. Since WSU offered, he’s added full rides from Idaho, UNLV, UTEP, Wyoming and Eastern Washington.

WSU and Williams stay in close touch, with McGuire being the point man on his recruitment.

“I talk to Washington State all the time,” Williams told CF.C. “We speak mainly on Twitter and the coaches have all been telling me how great the atmosphere is over there. They’re telling me that Pullman is where I need to be.

“Coach McGuire is my area recruiter and we have a solid relationship going on. I like the fact that he keeps in close contact with me and shows interest in me as a player.”

WSU IS RECRUITING Williams (pictured above) as an ATH, withan eye towards either running back or defensive back. As a junior for Bullard in 2014, Williams was named the Metro Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

“The coaches really like how explosive I am,” Williams said. “I can make big plays and I don’t go down without a fight. I can open things up a lot with the ball in my hands. In the secondary, I have a lot of speed and I’m versatile.”

And that versatility is what the WSU coaches are hoping he decides to bring to Pullman.

“I’m planning on taking an official visit to Washington State in September,” Williams said. “I haven’t set up the date, but I’m going to finalize everything once I figure out which day works best with my football schedule.

“The thing I like about WSU is that they’re in the Pac-12 and it’s not too far away from home. There’s always good competition in the conference. You’re always going to have a good game in the Pac-12.”

Williams, who lists no favorites in his recruitment right now, said he’s also hoping to visit Eastern Washington, UNLV and Wyoming this fall. He’s planning on making his final decision after his football season comes to a close.

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