Badgers Pursue Tar Heel Commit

Wisconsin running backs coach Thomas Brown recently extended an offer out to North Carolina commit, New London (NC) North Stanly junior running back Antonio Williams. He talks about the offer and more inside

New London (NC.) North Stanly junior running back Antonio Williams broke onto the scene his freshman year when he rushed for 1,516 yards and 17 touchdowns. That caught the attention of many college coaches including the North Carolina Tar Heels.

They offered him and in September, and he committed. However, schools are still looking to lure him away from his home state, like Wisconsin and running backs coach Thomas Brown. The Badgers offered him on Monday and he talks about the offer along with if there is any interest on his end.

"I was offered yesterday around 6 p.m.," Williams told BadgerNation. "Coach Brown called my coach and told me they wanted to extend the offer. I was doing some agility drills when he told me and it made me get excited, but I continued to work. I was intrigued getting the offer from a school with such great running back history. I'm interested and I will definitely visit them."

The 5-11, 195-pound committed tailback is the No. 9 running back in the nation for the 2016 class and a four-star recruit by, who picked North Carolina over a host of others, but knows Wisconsin is definitely a school he will look more into now.

"I'm interested in Wisconsin and I can't wait to come to the campus and experience what I've heard, the best college town in the country," said Williams.

Williams does not have any camps or visits coming up.

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