Heels, Pack, Cavs for ATH

Athlete Deunta Williams out of Jacksonville (N.C.) White Oaks took three junior day visits and picked up two offers on his way.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder made trips to Virginia, East Carolina and Duke and gained new offers from Cavaliers and Pirates.
"Virginia was real nice," he said. "I like the atmosphere and you feel like they are going to turn things around. They also have a very pretty campus and I just got a good vibe from them and I feel I can fit in. I talked to the wide receiver coach and he's a real down to earth guy, everybody on their staff is."

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How did his trip to East Carolina compare?
"They really surprised me; I didn't think things were as good as they were there," he said. "The facilities were really nice and I thought they were up there with North Carolina as far as facilities, I was really surprised. This was the first time I talked to head coach Skip Holtz and he's a real cool guy."
Finally, Williams made a trip to Duke.
"They had some very nice facilities also," he said. "I really enjoyed talking to the wide receivers coach Kelly; he's a really good guy. I brought my grandma on the trip and she said I feel real comfortable around him and feel good about them. The Wake Forest-Duke basketball game was real good too, it was very energetic."
Williams also has offers previously from North Carolina, Duke and North Carolina State.
After the visits does Williams have any favorites?
"My top three schools right now are North Carolina, North Carolina State and Virginia," he said. "They stand out to me right now because they are all close to home and I've had a chance to see the campuses.
"I like North Carolina State's energy at the football game and the way they operate. I like North Carolina's atmosphere and the fact the alumni come back, I even got to meet Dre' Bly when I was there, that was really cool. Finally, I like Virginia because of their presence with the NFL and the way they operate. I can't make a bad choice on any of those three schools."
Williams has heard from a slew of other schools including Georgia Tech, Clemson, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Penn and Virginia Tech.
This spring Williams is staying in shape by keeping busy running track among other things.
"I'm usually doing the triple jump and long jump along with the four-by-two," he said. "But me and my brother catch balls and do drills; we're trying to catch every day."
This spring Williams plans to attend the Virginia Tech Nike Camp as well as the Shrine Bowl Combine in May.
As for this summer, Williams is looking at going to Wake Forest, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Duke and either Virginia or Clemson.
This past season Williams had 16 receptions for 400 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also added 250 yards rushing with three touchdowns and 200 yards passing. He went on to be named all-conference, all-area and all-position at wide receiver. Williams added seven interceptions on defense.