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Four-star RB talks Tennessee, top five

Four-star Philadelphia running back David Williams took an official visit to Arizona State about a month ago and now he's got his second lined up.
Williams will take an official visit to Tennessee over Thanksgiving weekend and the Volunteers have made an effective case so far.
"I've actually been talking to them weekly," Williams said. "I talk to coach J.P. (John Palermo) and I just like their whole coaching staff. I like the facilities and I've been impressed with the whole Tennessee program."
He's seen it up close. The 6-foot-1, 192-pound back took an unofficial visit to the SEC school over the summer and got a good feel for life on Rocky Top then.
Williams said he likes the Vols' offense and sees a need that he could fill.
"They said they've got running backs but they don't have that game breaker, that big-time running back," he said.
Tennessee isn't the only school in the mix here. Arizona State, the school Williams visited about a month ago, has made a strong play as well.
"I was there when they played Illinois and I just liked the atmosphere. It's totally different than over here on the east coast. It's beautiful down there. I felt real comfortable," he said.
Three other schools are still in contention as well: Ohio State, Nebraska and South Carolina.
"I went down to South Carolina this summer and I enjoyed myself. I liked the coaching staff, especially the running backs coach. Me and him have a good relationship. He's a good recruiter," Williams said.
"I haven't been to Ohio State but I've been talking to coach (Ed) Warinner and we've been building a relationship. I plan on taking a visit there sometime.
"Nebraska, same as Ohio State. I haven't been there yet but I've been building a relationship with them and I'm excited to get out there."
Williams said his five finalists are all on an even footing right now and he does not have a timetable for when his decision might come.