February 19, 2012

Philly RB interested in Ohio State

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The Ohio State coaching staff has been peppering the East Coast recently with offers to some of the area's top prospects. One of the most recent offers to go out went to Philadelphia (Pa.) West Catholic running back David Williams. The 6-foot, 188-pound prospect was excited to get the news that the Buckeyes had offered and does have some indirect ties to the Ohio State program.

"It was pretty exciting," said Williams. "When I was little, that was my favorite school. I just liked the rivalry with Michigan and the uniforms."

Williams was put in touch with the Ohio State coaching staff by a childhood friend that he grew up with in Philadelphia.

"My friend (Ohio State wide receiver) Corey Brown called me and told me to call my recruiter and that's how I found out (about the offer)," he said. "I've known (Brown) for a long time, since Little League."

Ohio State offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator Ed Warinner is the man in charge of Williams' recruitment. Williams is coming off a monster junior season in which he rushed for 1,950 yards and 20 touchdowns. His outstanding production has been rewarded with more than a dozen verbal offers.

Despite growing up following Ohio State, Williams says he is wide open in the recruiting process. Williams was at a rival Big Ten school just this Saturday and could be checking out another Big Ten program in the near future.

"I just came back from Penn State yesterday and I think my next visit may be Wisconsin," Williams said. "(Penn State) was great, the new staff is fired up about the program."

Williams added that he is looking to make an unofficial visit to Ohio State soon. Williams is rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and the No. 188 player in the nation.


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