October 17, 2006

Hoosiers nearing top of tailback's list

Another running back that the Hoosiers have been tracking closely is Morgan Williams, a 6-0, 190-pound speedster from Canton, Ohio. His junior season, he ran for an astonishing 2,418 yards and 31 touchdowns. He hasn't exactly matched those numbers this season, but has managed to put up over 1,100 yards and around 17 touchdowns, including 159 and 241 yards in his last two games, respectively. Add seven touchdowns in those two games and you have a productive season for some.

He is averaging around 8.2 yards per carry and roughly 150 yards per game. He runs a 4.5 40-yard dash and displays soft hands for a running back. He is second on the all-time list for scoring at his high school that has won a combined 10 state titles. This season, he has also helped his McKinley Bulldogs team to an 8-0 record and looking to add one more state title before his time there is done.

"Our team is doing good," Williams said. "I mean, we are undefeated."

Williams has yet to visit a school and has no plans to do so in the near future. Despite not visiting any schools, it seems as though many of them already know who this three-star running back is.

He has gotten interest from Illinois, Clemson, West Virginia, Michigan State, Michigan, but have yet to offer the tailback. Only Indiana and Akron have offered and while he says there no clear cut leader, he is listening a little closer to the schools that have scholarships on the table.

"I'm just looking at them equally," Williams said. "(The offer) does weigh in a little bit. They both look good and it could be one of the two."

Williams is hoping to have his decision in the very near future.

"I will probably say at the end of my season," Williams said. "I still need to sit down and think about some things."

He is ranked as the 27th-best running back coming out of the Class of 2007. He is also ranked as the No. 17 player coming out of the state of Ohio.

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