Rivals100 running back Ryan Williams out of Manassas (Va.) Stonewall Jackson took his third and final official visit this past weekend. The 5-foot-10, 192-pounder made the drive north to Chestnut Hill to check out Boston College.
"Ryan just came back and told me that he enjoyed it," Stonewall Jackson head coach Loren Johnson said. "The trip was cut short because of the weather. That had to leave before the weather got too bad.
"He did tell me that he spent a lot of time with Coach Logan and Coach Jags. They talked to him about the possibilities of him playing early and how they'd use him out of the backfield a bunch, catching a lot of balls. He sounded excited about it and told me he enjoyed the trip."
Certainly the weather wasn't ideal, but that didn't take away from the trip.
"The weather didn't turn him off at all. He enjoyed himself."
At this point, the four-star prospect is set to announce a decision between Virginia Tech and Boston College at the U.S. Army All-American Game on January 5th. Williams will head out to San Antonio on December 30th.
Johnson gave some final thoughts about Williams before his impending decision.
"The young man knows what he's doing," he said. "He's taking his time, getting everything squared away. He's got two great choices that run the ball, are quality programs and both have had running backs drafted in years past. He's going to go with the decision that best fits him and what he wants to do."
What kind of player are the Eagles or Hokies getting?
"Without a doubt, I've said this since ninth grade," he said. "They are getting a quality character player above and beyond. If he was playing I-AA he'd be a lock to win the Walter Payton award. That is his role model. That says a lot about him because not many kids say Walter Payton anymore. They all look up to Tomlinson and others. That's why Ryan plays with the No. 34.
"As a football player, he's ready to prove to a lot of people how good of a player he is. He's going to work hard and try to accomplish all those goals."