Badgers Target Four-Star Williams

Continuing to target top-end running backs that fit the program's identity, Wisconsin latest 2015 running back offer went to Winter Garden (FL) West Orange junior running back Dexter Williams.

One of the most complete backs in Florida, and some may say in the nation, is Winter Garden West Orange junior running back Dexter Williams, but this past season was a learning experience for the dynamic tailback.

"My past season wasn't all that great, but I still managed to have a good season," Williams told BadgerNation. "I had 1,072 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. I could have done way better, but we had new coaches and there was a big transition in the offense and everything. It was a new system we had to learn."

Despite the new offense at his high school, the 6-0, 190-pound back excelled on the gridiron and has had many schools come knocking on his door. Wisconsin joined the party Friday when running backs coach Thomas Brown offered him.

"I found out about the Wisconsin because Coach Brown hit me up on Facebook and he told me to give him a call, so I gave him a call," said Williams. "We talked on the phone and we talked about what he was looking for and then told me that I am exactly what they are looking for - an explosive back that can get up and down the field, run north and south and make defenders miss.

"After the good conversation next thing you know, he offered me right there on the spot. I was surprised and shocked because that is Wisconsin and they are way on the other side and I'm in Florida and reached me out to me here. That is a blessing."

While Williams is not overly familiar with the Badgers, he knows the great tradition at Wisconsin with their running backs and even thinks he could fit into their system.

"I really don't know much about them, but I know they produce some great backs, have an excellent running game," said Williams. "Their backs go over 1,500 yards every year and their running backs touch the ball a lot. I really like that because I love when the ball is in my hands. I would fit into their style of offense because I am a power back and also a speed back. With my size and the way I move, I feel like I am a great fit for their offense."

Williams is currently ranked the No. 24 running back and a four-star recruit by Scout. Holding offers from Florida, Florida Atlantic, Georgia, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee and USC, Williams has three schools that are sticking out.

"It is just a long process and you just have to be patient, so I am taking it very well because it is teaching me how to be patient," said Williams. "I am really open at time, but I am liking Miami, Ohio State and USC. I like those schools a lot, but I am still very open. I am enjoying the process because I feel like it is a blessing due to many athletes not getting this opportunity, so to me it doesn't matter how long I wait. I understand because it is not only me they are recruiting and I just feel like it is a huge blessing for me."

Williams has planned visits to Florida Atlantic and Miami, and is planning on visiting Wisconsin.


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