February 20, 2010

LB Williams holds two big offers

Armstead Williams, a talented linebacker from Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway, hasn't spoken out much since the start of the recruiting process for him last year, but that doesn't mean things have been quiet on that front.

On the contrary, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound prospect is watching things move along nicely with regard to recruiting. He picked up early offers from Michigan and Maryland, and other schools have started to turn up the heat of late.

"They offered me earlier in the recruiting process. I couldn't tell you when, but it was early on," Williams said of the Terps and Wolverines. "I haven't talked to them recently but I've been getting letters. I guess they saw my film and that's why (they offered). I like both schools. I like Maryland's offense, and I just like Michigan."

Pitt and Penn State, the two main in-state schools for Williams, are also recruiting the young man. Williams said Tennessee has started recruiting him more heavily of late.

As a junior for Gateway last fall he recorded 69 tackles, five tackles for loss and one interception. As a wide receiver on offense he caught 19 passes for 417 yards and four touchdowns. Despite his big play ability on offense, Williams expects everyone will want him to play linebacker in college.

Does he have any upcoming plans?

"Well, Pitt's junior day is actually tomorrow, so I'm going there," he explained. "The last time I was up there was two weeks ago. Me and a couple of players went for a basketball game. I should be going to Michigan on the 27th of this month."

Williams said he does not have any favorites, and he doesn't expect that he will make an early decision.

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