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DC athlete pulls West Coast offer

A new offer has come in for Washington (D.C.) Coolidge athlete Avery Williams. The latest scholarship comes from out West. Who pulled the trigger on the 6-foot-0, 169-pounder?
"I got an offer from Utah," he said. "I'm excited. I didn't know anything about Utah. I called them last week and they were saying how they wanted me to come down there for one of their camps.
"I guess they looked at my highlight tape again and decided to offer me. I'm at a loss for words. I'm real excited about it and glad my name is getting out there to other parts of the country."
The offer is Williams third to go along with West Virginia and Michigan State.
A few other schools including Georgia and Pittsburgh are also interested.
"Both are showing good interest and have talked about giving me a scholarship," he said. "They both want me as a defensive back. Pittsburgh has me as their top prospect at defensive back and Georgia likes me."
At this point, Williams claims no favorites, but feels wanted by one school in particular.
"Right now I'm just feeling a lot of love from West Virginia," he said. "I don't have any favorites, but I'm feeling the love right now. I have grown up on southern schools though like Miami, Georgia and Florida."
Williams is just coming off a trip to West Virginia.
"It was good," he said. "I went there and it was exciting to see Noel Devine. I saw him back in Pop Warner, my coach took me to see him and he was exciting. It was nice to finally meet him at their spring game.
"He's spectacular. He had an 80-yard touchdown run."
One other visit may be coming for Williams as he's looking to make a trip to Michigan State sometime soon.