It’s three months until 2011 class prospects can begin making official visits, but Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.) signal caller Marquise Williams has already scheduled two. And Virginia Tech is one of the trips the 6-3, 215-pound Williams has scheduled.
“I’ve got a Virginia Tech visit set for when they play Wake Forest,” Williams said. The Hokies host the Demon Deacons on the weekend of October 16. “I also have an official visit with Michigan, but I’m not totally sure of the date.”
This summer, Williams plans to attend camps at Virginia Tech and Michigan. He’ll visit Blacksburg for the July 10 camp and expects to be accompanied by another standout from Mallard Creek.
“Me and D.J. Humphries will be there,” said Williams, who won’t be able to attend this Saturday’s camp because he will be participating in a Shrine Bowl combine. “He is a top sophomore lineman.”
The Hokies and Wolverines are high on Williams’ list, which also includes LSU, North Carolina and Notre Dame.
“They are my five finalists,” said Williams, who claims 18 scholarship offers. All five finalists have offered. “I probably cut if off a month or so ago.”
Williams has been to Blacksburg twice, including once for the Miami game last fall and again for the Nike Camp last month, though he didn’t tour around campus following the most recent visit. Primary recruiter Kevin Sherman spoke with the talented prospect recently as well.
“I talked to Coach Sherman a couple of days back,” Williams said. “He let me know they still want me. He let me know he was thinking about me and hopefully I could get up there to see them. He told me to tell my family he said hi. He and my dad have a good relationship.”
Virginia Tech doesn’t have many scholarships to give in this class, but the staff isn’t asking for a quick decision from Williams.
“They just tell me to take my time,” Williams said. “Coach Sherman said it would be great if they get me, but he said they just want...
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