According to Stonewall Jackson (Manassas, VA) head coach Loren Johnson, 4-star running back Ryan Williams had a good official visit experience at Virginia Tech this past weekend. Williams, one of Virginia Tech’s top overall targets in this 2008 recruiting class, will now try to visit two other programs before he makes his college choice in early January.
“He enjoyed Tech,” Johnson said. “He said his mother enjoyed the academic aspect, which was a major concern. Tyrod Taylor was his host and I know he enjoyed Tyrod. He also joked with Cam [Martin]. He knew Cam when Cam played for GW-Danville. Ryan enjoyed the visit all the way around. He came back excited about it.”
Virginia Tech’s coaches made it known just how much Williams is wanted in Blacksburg.
“From what he said and how he felt, he just felt like the school was good and that they really wanted him to be a part of what is going on,” Johnson said.
The 5-10, 205-pound senior has narrowed his list of schools to three: Boston College, Rutgers and Virginia Tech. According to Johnson, Williams will head to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, next for an official visit to Boston College. He also hopes to head up to Rutgers for an official visit before the recruiting dead period begins on December 17th.
“This will be his first time at Boston College,” Johnson said. “This will be his second time at Rutgers. When he went to Rutgers the first time, it was late at night. It was about nine o’clock at night. Their coaches showed us the facilities and of course those wowed us. Coach Schiano and the other people there made us feel at home.”
Before this weekend’s visits take place, Williams will host Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer and running backs coach Billy Hite on an in-home visit Thursday night. Boston College head coach Jeff Jagodzinski was in-home last Thursday.
Williams plans to announce his college decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game on January 5th. In his senior season, he rushed for 867 yards and nine touchdowns despite missing three games due to injury.
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