"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