August 31, 2010

Williams schedules official visit

Like most other prospects across the country, Tampa (Fla.) Robinson athlete Frankie Williams opened up his senior season last weekend. After suffering an ankle injury early on in the game, Williams is just thankful that it didn't turn out to be more serious than originally thought.

"We played alright, but it wasn't a great game for me. I got hurt on the seventh play of the game," he said. "I was hurting pretty bad after that, but I was able to come back in for two more plays, I think. We thought it wasn't a big deal, but I had to come back out. I've been a little sore since then, but I iced my ankle immediately afterwards and I'm already back at practice, so it's not anything too serious."

Williams will look to get back on the field as quickly as possible, but every precaution will be taken. The 2011 prospect looks to have a bright future considering the number of programs who have taken an interest in him so far. "I definitely want to take care of myself and make sure I still have the opportunity to play ball in college. I've got a lot riding on this season so I'm not going to do anything stupid as far as my health goes."

The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder has continued to hear from Michigan State, Minnesota, NC State, Purdue, and Rutgers in recent weeks. He's also stayed in contact with Texas Tech. More specifically, Running Backs Coach Chad Scott.

"I visit with Coach Scott a lot. We've got a good relationship. He's not really like a coach to me right now, more like a friend," Williams said. "We talk about a lot of things, football is just one of them. I like what he has to say about their new coaching staff out there and what direction they've got the program headed in. Texas Tech is definitely one of the rising powers in college football."

Williams indicated that he had no top 5 quite yet, calling his recruitment "wide open." There is, however, only one program that has secured an official visit from the 2011 standout.

"So far, I've only set up an official with the coaches at Tech. I'll be in town on September the 18th to see them play Texas. I'm looking forward to it," he said. "I've heard a lot about game-days in Lubbock and I'm excited to get there and see what it's all about it. Based off of what I've heard, it should be crazy."

Aside from the Red Raiders, Williams holds offers from Cincinnati, FAU, FIU, Georgia Southern, Iowa State, NC State, Purdue, Towson, Vanderbilt, Washington State, and Western Kentucky.

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