WR Eric Williams hearing from five

Mississippi Scout
Posted Aug 13, 2008


The 5' 11", 185 pound Brandenton (FL) resident caught 30 passes for 430 yards and 4 TDs last season. But it is his speed (4.38) that has garnered him looks from programs around the country.

"I'm up to seven offers," stated Eric Williams. "Recruiting is going good. I have offers from South Carolina, Ole Miss, South Florida, Middle Tennessee State, Marshall, UAB, and Purdue."

Who is recruiting the Florida WR the hardest?

"I would say South Carolina, Ole Miss, Purdue and Marshall are recruiting me the hardest right now. Everyone is recruiting me to play WR."

What NFL player does the talented Florida athlete compare himself to?

"I would say Steve Smith for the Carolina Panthers. When I brake down his film, he's fast and sure handed. He can play outside or in the slot. He's physical for his size and he plays special teams. I feel I can do all of those things as well."

Which coaches stand out for the Florida prep star?

"I talk to all the coaches at Ole Miss. They tell me I'm the number one WR on their board. I have spoken with Coach Austin, Coach Dickerson, Coach Nutt and Coach Vaughn. They want me to play WR, RB, and return kicks on special teams. I know that I will visit Ole Miss after my season for sure. The Ole Miss Coaches treat me like Ole Miss is my home already. I also talk to the coaches at South Carolina a lot. Coach Spurrier likes to throw the ball around so that caught my attention. I went to their spring game and really enjoyed myself. I'm very interested in South Carolina."

Does Williams have a timetable on his decision?

"I think I'll make a decision towards the end of the season. If the time is right and I find the place that fits me perfectly then I'll commit. But I'm planning on waiting until the end of the season. Right now I don't have a leader. All of the schools who have offered have an equal chance."

What will Williams look for when choosing a school?

"I will look for a place that I feel comfortable at. I want to be close to the coaches. I want a chance to compete. I'm looking for a place that feels like home to me."


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