To say 2012 Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School RB Demetrius Williams had a strong junior season would be an understatement. The slick back wore opponents out with his vision and speed finding holes to pile up another huge season statistically on the gridiron. Schools from all over the country have been recruiting him for a couple of seasons now. In fact, Williams holds 4 verbal offers already and we caught up with Williams to talk more about his recruitment and more recently.
"I ran for 2,108 yards and 34 touchdowns this year," Williams told us. The numbers are startling but it's a testament to the hype that Williams has received early on in his career. He is indeed the real deal. That's why he's got so many schools in the mix already and he talked in depth about his recruitment and visit plans this offseason.
"Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas, Southern California, Oregon, Clemson, Florida State, Florida, Alabama, Auburn, and Minnesota and some more teams that I can't think of right now are recruiting me right now too."
Williams says that Illinois and Minnesota are both recruiting him as a running back while others are recruiting him as a defensive back. The mention of the Gophers reminded Williams of some good news the staff informed him of earlier that day.
"I spoke with Minnesota today and they said they will be offering me too."
Williams says he would prefer to stay at running back on the next level
This past season was a huge success for Williams and his B-E team. He talked about where he's made the most strides since the end of his sophomore season throughout his junior season until now.
"I improved my agility, my speed, and my toughness. As me and my teammates have gotten older and been around each other, we started playing for one another more and we just came together and it made everybody a different player in a better way. We worked hard and wanted it badder than before it seems."
This coming offseason Williams says he'll continue to work on his craft in order to elevate his game to an even higher level.
"This offseason I'm going to work at getting stronger and getting on the track. I will continue to work on my agility, my breakaway speed, and my form as far as my running technique."
The junior standout did something that no junior that we're away of did this past Signing Day. Signing with Gray Military Academy in Columbia which is a new postgraduate program becoming the first of its kind in South Carolina.
"They just started their football program and we will be playing schools like Hargrave Military Academy, Fork Union Military Academy, Georgia Military College, and all the other military colleges."
Williams hit the road last year and checked out one of the schools that offered him early and he talked about some plans he already has lined up this Spring.
"I went to Illinois last spring break, and I talked to Minnesota and they want me to come up there and visit them for their spring practice. On April 1st I'm going out to California to visit USC and I will be checking out Oregon too in April."
With so many schools in the mix already Williams says that he's still wide open to everybody that wants to recruit him but also mentioned that he'd like to hear a lot more from South Carolina and West Virginia in the near future when it comes to recruiting.