Gainesville (GA) cornerback/wide receiver prospect Chris Williamson has seen his recruitment explode over the course of the past few months. The recruiting success continued today, when the 6’1”, 185-pound senior landed scholarship offers from Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech. California, Cincinnati, Miami, North Carolina, Northwestern, Virginia and Wake Forest are among the schools that offered previously.
Virginia Tech began its pursuit following its Military Bowl win over Cincinnati.
“Coach Gray actually called my coach today to try and get in contact with me so he could let me know about the offer,” Williamson said. “He said they like my size. I am a bigger corner and they are trying to get a couple of big corners in this class. [Gray] likes my ball skills and how I get in and out of breaks.”
What is Williamson’s take on the Tech offer?
“Coach Gray knows what he is doing with defensive backs. That’s definitely something I’m interested in,” he replied. “Coach Gray puts those guys in the league. That’s intriguing to me.”
Williamson made an official visit to California last month and is scheduled to take an official to North Carolina next weekend.
“I’m still kind of figuring things out,” Williamson said. “Nothing is scheduled beyond the UNC trip. I’m still looking at Cincinnati, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, and some other schools.”
Is there a favorite?
“I’d probably say Cal is my leader right now,” Williamson said. “I’ve visited there, and I really enjoyed it. Cal made a very good impression on me.”
A new hire at UNC is one of the reasons the Tar Heels will get official visit no. 2.
“It’s a good program. Good academics. They play good football,” Williamson said of UNC. “They are in the ACC. They just hired Gene Chizik as their defensive coordinator. That’s intriguing to me.”
Williamson, who says he does not want to wait until Signing Day to make his college choice, won’t hesitate to commit while on a visit, if of course he feels he has found the right fit.
“If I take a visit and feel at home, I will commit,” the Gainesville product said.
At this point, the key for Virginia Tech...
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