Dayton (Ohio) Dunbar wide receiver Roger Williamson has quietly put together an impressive list of scholarship offers. North Carolina State, Iowa State, Northwestern, and Indiana headline his offer list, which includes a handful of MAC schools as well.
Williamson also stars for the Dunbar basketball team. Therefore, he has not had the opportunity to make visits to the schools that have offered.
"I like NC State, they stick out," Williamson said. "I like the tradition there and the football program. Iowa State is another school I like, and the national exposure that comes with playing in the Big 12. Toledo is close to home. I have always followed them"
Williamson expects Cincinnati to join his offer list soon. He hopes another in-state powerhouse gets involved.
"Ohio State, no doubt about that," Williamson said. "I grew up an Ohio State fan. I have received a few letters from them, but nothing hand written, and I haven't talked with their coaches. I am going to the NIKE camp there on May 1st."
Williamson could play offense or defense at the next level. Some schools are recruiting him as a safety.
"Ball State, Toledo, and NC State want me to play safety. Most of the other schools want me to play wide receiver. Whatever school I go to, I will play whatever they want me to play. It doesn't matter to me what side of the ball I play on."
Though Roger spends plenty of time on the football field and basketball court, he carries a 3.1 G.P.A. in the classroom.
"I am a hard working player," Williamson said. "I play hard on each play. Whether we are up by 40 points or down by 40 points, I am not going to give up on plays. I am going to play hard and do my best to get my team pumped up. I hate to lose and I play to win. And, I really don't like getting beat on defense."