Williams Excited for Wisconsin

One of the nine running backs Wisconsin has offered in the 2013 recruiting class, Philadelphia four-star running back David Williams will take a closer look at the UW program when he visits in April.

MADISON - When Philadelphia running back David Williams first got his Wisconsin offer from running back coach Thomas Hammock, he described his emotions as surprised and excited to get such interest from a school known for its running backs.

His interest and intrigue is still high enough where the four-star athlete has already planned an unofficial visit for Monday, April 16 to get an up-close look at the Badgers.

"I am really excited to get a feel for the college football life (in Madison)," Williams told Badger Nation. "Coach Hammock and I have been talking every other week and sometimes every week. He's been telling me a lot about himself, what he would do for me and the way he likes to do things. He wants to hear my perspectives on what I want to do in college and what I am looking for."

With Hammock potentially being Williams position coach, Hammock has told him that the Badgers only take one running back per class, meaning he would be able to come in and compete right away for playing time.

"I don't want to go to a school that is taking three running backs," said Williams. "Coach Hammock told me that he knows where he needs to get me to be able to come in and contribute right away. He told me he can help me get to the NFL and maybe win the Heisman one day because he sees a lot of Montee Ball in me."

According to Williams, the main thing he is looking for is a pro-style offense that features the running game. It's an offense he ran last season at West Catholic (PA) High School and succeeded in, rushing for 1,938 yards and 18 touchdowns.

With the Badgers averaging 235.6 rushing yards last season and having their starting running back – Ball – be one of the five finalists for the Heisman Trophy, Williams knows the Badgers provide him with a good option.

"Basically, that (pro) style of offense makes me feel the most comfortable," said Williams. "I am just looking for a good relationship with the coach because it's important to get out there early and have a good relationship with your coaches."

Approaching 20 offers with suitors that include Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Tennessee and Virginia, Williams said he is undecided about enrolling early for spring classes. Before visiting Wisconsin, Williams plans to visit Penn State at the end of March. He also plans on heading to South Carolina in the beginning of May as he works toward a list of favorites.

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