It is not very often that a third-stringer draws the attention of some big time programs, however, Philadelphia (Pa.) West Catholic running back David Williams was third on the depth chart last season, and that didn't stop him from averaging over nine yards a carry in limited action. The 2013 back already has offers from Pitt, Maryland, UConn, Rutgers, Temple, Virginia and more are likely to come.
Does Williams have any early favorites?
"I don't have a particular order but so far I have been really impressed with Pitt and I'm looking forward to looking at more schools," said Williams.
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What stands out about Pitt?
"I have been there a couple of times, it is close to home and I like the coaches, the campus and the facilities," said Williams.
Over the summer Williams had the opportunity to visit a number of camps including Maryland, Pitt, and Rutgers.
"It was really cool going to each camp and getting a vibe for what each school is like," said Williams. "I am looking for a school that has a good location, a place that I feel comfortable and a place where I relate to the coaching staff."
The 6-foot, 187-pound rising junior says he hopes to make a decision after next season. As far as this season goes, Williams is hoping to win another state championship and rush for 2500 yards.
"I had two seniors ahead of me last season and combined we all rushed for about 2500 yards. This season I am the number one back and my coach says I should get 25-30 carries a game, so I think I can do it," said Williams.