The Evaluation period is coming to an end and new offers are being extended to rising seniors all across the country. Virginia Tech’s coaches have been extending new offers, one of which went to Loudoun County (Leesburg, VA) linebacker/tight end Chase Williams , who was informed of the offer on Tuesday afternoon.
“[Chase] was very excited [about the offer from Tech],” Loudoun County head coach Todd Hill said. “Virginia Tech had been here and talked to us, but we hadn’t really heard anything in six weeks or so. Then I got the phone call saying they had watched more film and were offering. I think Virginia Tech is enticing to Chase because it is in-state and pretty close to Leesburg.”
The son of former Washington Redskins and current New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, the 6-3, 240-pound Williams is being pursued by the Hokies for the defensive side of the ball.
“Right now they like him more as a linebacker, though they are up in the air. He could also be an H-back or tight end,” Hill said. “As I’ve said before, it helps that Chase is able to play on both sides of the ball.”
Marshall, Miami (Fl), Rice, SMU, Tulane, Virginia Tech and West Virginia are the Division 1A programs that have officially offered Williams. LSU and Virginia are among the other programs expressing interest in the versatile athlete.
Williams lines up at strong-side linebacker and tight end for Coach Hill, who discussed whether or not his standout could develop into a defensive end on the college level.
“Linebacker is where everybody has talked about playing him. He could move up if he gets bigger, but he is such a good linebacker with the intelligence he brings to the position,” said Hill, who calls Williams the most intelligent player he has ever coached.
Williams has visited Virginia Tech twice, including for a game last fall and for an unofficial visit this year. He considered attending Tech’s camp in June but had already scheduled a trip to LSU on the same day, so no return date to Blacksburg has been set.
Coach Hill, who is not ruling out a summer decision from Williams, does not believe any school is a clear favorite right now. Williams will likely make several unofficial visits this summer, so stay tuned for more on the programs the talented state of Virginia rising senior checks out.