Offensive guard Julian Williams is one of the hottest prospect in North Carolina's Class of 2004. He has an offer from one of the top programs in the region.
The 6-foot-4, 291-pound guard from New Bern, N.C. has very good strength and good knowledge of his blocking assignments. He recently received a scholarship offer from Coach Chuck Amato's Wolfpack program -- does NC State lead for his services?
"You could say they're up there at the top," said Williams. "That's not only because of the offer, but because I really like the school and the football program. They're doing a good job of developing offensive linemen under Coach Amato and they might have one of the most talented teams overall in the country. All those good players would really push me and make me improve a lot."
Williams may be favoring the Pack, but he's still looking at other schools. North Carolina, Miami, Florida, Tennessee, Maryland, Clemson, Virginia and other schools in the region have shown interest in the New Bern prospect.
"Oh yeah, I'm looking at a lot of schools," he said. "Don't get the idea I'm definitely going to State. I like them a lot now, but anything can happen and a lot can change. I do know that I want to play big-time college football and get a lot of exposure. I would also like to be able to see the field before my junior or senior year, but I know I probably won't start as a freshman."
Williams runs the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds, bench presses 340 pounds and didn't give up a sack in his junior season.