Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic tight end Quentin Williams made the long trip to California over the weekend. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder took his first official visit of the season to Stanford.
"It went really well, I was impressed with the school," he said. "I got there Saturday morning and I got to meet with numerous professors, probably at least 10 to 15. They were giving me feedback on what they have to offer.
"After that, I got to watch baseball practice and then I got to go over and see the TCU game. That night I hung out with my host, Toby Gerhart who plays both baseball and football. Then I had dinner at coach Harbaugh's house. On Sunday, I got up and toured the school with six professors and then after that I met with coach Harbaugh again. He took me to his high school which was across the street from the university. Finally, I took a tour of the facilities and then headed to the airport."
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Williams has made it no secret he wants to play both sports. How was it to talk with another two-sport athlete?
"I learned half of my information from Toby," he said. "I felt it was a really good choice to have him as my host even though he has only been there for a year. It was good to get a vibe from a two-sport athlete and he said it's tough and he seemed very comfortable where he was."
The three-star prospect touched on the football game and baseball practice as well.
"The football game was pretty cool," he said. "The stadium is a perfect size for that school and fan base. It is high tech and I think coach Harbaugh is doing good things.
"I met with the baseball coaches. Their head coach actually did both football and baseball at Stanford. He was an upbeat guy and actually kind of encourages you to play both. They've got a tradition of that there."
Finally, Williams checked out the school and talked one-on-one with coach Harbaugh.
"The school was phenomenal. It's a one of a kind place," he said. "As for the coaches, I found myself relating to them. I got along with coach Harbaugh. He's a straight forward with everyone and pretty classy. He was much more interested in me being comfortable."
Despite the impressive visit, the No. 26 prospect in Pennsylvania plans to take more visits.
"I do think I want to take a couple more official visits, maybe even a few more," he stated. "I'm really happy with the visit, but I don't want to rely on just one.
"I think I've got one scheduled to Boston College for the Florida State game (November 3rd). I'm also looking at Rutgers after the season in December."