Being the No. 1 recruit in the nation can be busy work. Greenbelt (Md.) Eleanor Roosevelt athlete Derrick Williams has already entertained Bobby Bowden at home and had to prepare for Philip Fulmer and Steve Spurrier on back-to-back nights.
"Coach Fulmer came over on Sunday with three of his assistants," said Dwight Williams, Derrick's father. "We had dinner and they talked about how they would play Derrick. My wife was very impressed."
On Monday night, the Williams family played host to Spurrier.
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"He has an excellent personality," said Dwight. "We thought he'd be a bit rigid, but he wasn't at all. He's a very confident person as is his son (who came with him), but he's not overbearing. He wanted us to drop Texas and make our trip to South Carolina our last stop.
"We were impressed with what he had to say, but we respectfully told him we weren't going to do that. We've been talking to Texas for a lot longer and feel more comfortable with them."
Does that mean South Carolina is out?
"No, it doesn't," he said. "We were very impressed with coach Spurrier and we're going to consider them. If we can get down there for an unofficial before Derrick announces, then we'll do that. We're still considering FSU and Louisville as well. Coach Petrino from Louisville spoke to Derrick last night and wants to set up an in-home visit."
Next up when it comes to head coaches is Oklahoma boss Bob Stoops, who arrives Wednesday.
"My wife is heading down to Oklahoma Wednesday to visit some family and Derrick will be leaving Friday for his visit," he said. "I was hoping to meet with coach Stoops before Derrick's visit just to talk and ask some questions because I won't be making the trip with him."
Urban Meyer has also thrown his hat into the ring.
"He called the other night and wanted to come into the house on Wednesday as well," said Dwight. "We told him we want to meet with only one head coach per day so we'll probably see him next week. He said he was friendly with coach Stoops and would try to talk him out of Wednesday so he could come in. I think he was joking.
"He said that the Athletic Director apologizes for misleading us about Ron Zook and that they really want Derrick there. We set up next Monday for an in-home with him. Coach Johnson from PSU also called and wants to set up a time where Joe Paterno can come in."
Williams has already visited Florida, Penn State and Tennessee and has OU this weekend. His last visit will be to Texas, probably in the middle of next week.
"The decision date is getting closer," he said. "This is going to be a tough decision for Derrick, but he's handling everything well so far."
Derrick's commitment will be carried live (exclusively) on ESPNews (tentative time is 3:30PM EST) on Dec. 22 from his school.