Running back Avery Williams out of Washington (D.C.) Coolidge landed his first offer on Monday night. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder pulled the scholarship from the Big East.
"I got my first offer on Monday from West Virginia," he said. "My parents and I were real proud. Hopefully we'll be looking at getting one from Pittsburgh soon. I went down there for a junior day recently and enjoyed the campus and the whole view and perhaps more offers from other schools."
Williams touched on the Mountaineers more since they pulled the trigger.
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"I like all schools that run the spread," he said. "I'm a spread person on the offensive side of the ball. It seems like a good school for me. I can see myself fitting in. They also have a running back I've kept an eye on, Noel Devine. I've been watching film of him since he was in Pop Warner. I actually changed my number to No. 7 because of him.
"I actually had no communication with them. I was surprised when they offered me. I plan to visit them soon."
Interest is picking up for Williams who is receiving looks from Duke, Pittsburgh, Maryland and Rutgers as well.
Does Williams like any colleges in general?
"I'm a big fan of Miami since McGahee and Sean Taylor," he said. "I like USC because of Pete Carroll and if they offered me even on defense I would like to play for them. They play aggressive.
"I like UCLA, Oregon and Florida too.
"Really, I just want to feel comfortable in college. I want to go to a school that can help me in health. I want to be a personal trainer. I don't care about location either. I'll show my talent anywhere."
The D.C. prospect posted nearly 750-yards of offense and nine total touchdowns along with three interceptions on defense on his way to all-league honors. Williams is getting looks both ways, does he care which way he plays?
"West Virginia is looking at slot receiver or running back. Pittsburgh talked about defensive back," he said. "It doesn't matter either way."