Williams "85%" sure he's done with visits

Mississippi Scout
Posted Jan 14, 2009


Scout.com's #227 rated WR has seen a fierce battle between Purdue and Ole Miss for his services for many months now. The Bradenton, FL resident committed to the Boilermakers after an official visit there last weekend, but was scheduled to visit Ole Miss this weekend. Will that visit still take place?


"I talked to them last night. Coach Dickerson (from Ole Miss) was at the coach's convention so we only spoke briefly, but my offensive coordinator at my high school met with him up there. He told Coach Dickerson that I am most likely not going to go. I could change my mind, but right now I do not think so. Ole Miss is a good program, but I felt that Purdue was a better fit."

Purdue's offensive coach is a graduate of Eric's high school and has known the Manatee head coach for quite some time now.

"That helps too, but if you are not a starter at Purdue, they still go 4 and 5 wide, and they told me that I am going to contribute right away. They throw the ball 30 to 40 times a game. You just get a lot of opportunities. When I went on my (Purdue) visit, they told me they know how they are already going to use me. That is what I really liked. They want to put me in the slot, like a bubble running back. That puts me up against the LB's."

Where would be Williams' role in the Ole Miss offense?

"They want to use me similar. They said they want to use me in the Wild Rebel formation but how much playing time am I really going to get with Dexter McCluster running the wild rebel formation? I just feel like it is a better fit at Purdue for me and my family. I will probably know something late Wednesday night, if I am going to visit or not, but I would say that there is 85"% chance I will not. But I hold the right to change my mind between now and Friday (laugh)."


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