October 31, 2010

Williams says Penn State trip was excellent

Brooklyn (N.Y.) Abraham Lincoln DE/TE Ishaq Williams may have been just one of many recruits that saw Penn State's 41-31 victory over Michigan, but he also may have been the most important. That's because Penn State still only has four verbal commitments in the class of 2011, and time is quickly running out for the coaching staff. At this point, it appears that any verbal commitment would be big for the Nittany Lions.

A commitment from Ishaq Williams would be even bigger. Thats because the 6-foot-6, 220 pound prospect is ranked No. 62 overall by Rivals.com, meaning Williams would become Penn State's most talented recruitr if he committed to the Nittany Lions.

So what did Williams think of his visit?

"It was excellent," said Williams. "The game atmosphere was crazy and I really had a good time."

Williams is being recruited by defensive back coach Kermit Buggs, but he saw attention from almost every Penn State coach last night.

"I talked to coach Johnson, coach Buggs, coach Kenney and coach Paterno," said Williams, referring to Jay Paterno. "We all chatted before the game about general football stuff and the game atmosphere. They told me that you can't beat it."

By the sounds of things, Williams agrees with that Penn State coaches.

"That place was crazy," said Williams. "They had the (beach) ball going around, then the wave, that was just crazy."

Williams made the trip with his father and fellow Abraham Lincoln teammates, Wayne Williams, Kerrick Simmons and DuJuan Heath. Williams said that his father and teammates enjoyed the visit as well.

Williams plans to visit Penn State again in December, along with Notre Dame, Alabama, Syracuse and USC. Rivals.com recruiting analyst Mike Farrell has said that Williams appears to be a Notre Dame lean, but according with him, that isn't true.

"That isn't true," said Williams, referring to Notre Dame being his leader. "I like Penn State just as much as Notre Dame."

Williams will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on January 9. He hopes to be a January enrollee as which ever school he chooses. His decision will most likely be during the All-American Bowl.

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