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Williams adds a fourth offer

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The recruiting process is trending in the right direction for Newburgh (N.Y.) Free Academy safety Jalen Williams. The three-star junior picked up his fourth offer earlier today and may be close to adding more.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound defensive back's latest offer is from Pittsburgh, a school he just visited this week.
"He went on a visit to see them work out [on Thursday]," said Julius Williams, the prospect's father. "He was taken out there by his high school coach and they said they're excited to have Jalen out there. Coach [John] Palermo is a former resident of Newburgh, where Jalen currently plays."
Syracuse, Buffalo and UMass are the other schools that have offered Williams.
The Orange gave Williams his first offer when he was a sophomore and just 15 years old.
"As his father I told him I just want to see him look at some other schools. He was favoring Syracuse and I don't know how he feels now," his father said. "When he went up there to Pittsburgh, from talking to him, he was highly impressed. They threw out the red carpet for him. He toured the campus and talked to the head coach, the defensive backs coach and the safeties coach. He said he would be a great fit at Pittsburgh.
"I just want him to keep an open mind. He's ultimately going to make the final decision. As his father I just know he's going to have a lot more opportunities, I think, based on the current recruiting attention he's getting."
Williams recently took in a practice at Boston College and the Eagles impressed him even though they did not offer.
Rutgers, Temple, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State and UConn are among the other schools that are evaluating Williams and are in contact with his camp.
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