Interest is rising for athlete Avery Williams out of Washington (D.C.) Coolidge. The 6-foot-0, 169-pounder already holds his first offer, while quite a few other schools are keeping close tabs on him.
"I have an offer from West Virginia, nobody else has offered yet," he said. "Georgia, Utah and Pittsburgh are showing a lot of interest right now. Georgia and Pittsburgh are looking at me as a defensive back, while Utah has me down as an athlete.
"Utah wants me to come out there. They said they loved my film and they want to offer, but want to see me in person first.
"Pittsburgh says I'm the only defensive back on the depth chart and they'll get back to me in the May evaluation as will Georgia."
With interest picking up, does Williams favor anybody?
"I love West Virginia," he said. "I've seen the campus and I love the football atmosphere that is down there. But right now I've only spoke to West Virginia and Pittsburgh. I did like Pittsburgh's campus too. I can't speak of other campuses because I haven't visited them yet."
The D.C. area prospect hopes his recruitment picks up even further.
"I'd like to hear from the West Coast, USC, UCLA and Oregon, hopefully they'll get back in touch with me. UCLA was showing a lot of interest earlier."
Williams is keeping busy with track as well right now.
"I ran with my close friends last year and went all the way to California for nationals where we placed fourth in the 4x1," he said. "I got first in the 100 meter at Dunbar last Saturday and I believe second or third in the 200."