Tight End, Class of 2022
Battlefield High School, Haymarket, VA
Battlefield (Va.) 2022 tight end Wesley Williams and his teammates have kept busy with seven-on-seven football this fall. Williams continues to see his recruiting profile rise, now with nine scholarship offers to his credit. But with the continued NCAA dead period that quashes any in-person contact with coaches and athletics programs, he’s spent much of his time focused on his season, just in a different form than expected.
“I’ve been trying to work as hard as possible to improve things that I’ve been told by coaches, trainers, my weak spots, and improve those,” Williams said. “I’m working relentlessly so that when I come back, I come back with a vengeance. Next time I hit the field, I’ll be the best version of myself I can possibly be and not waste the time I’ve been given.”
That’s not to say recruiting has taken a complete backseat. Virginia Tech joined Williams’ list of suitors with an offer of its own. That list also includes Pittsburgh, Virginia, Duke and others, and has given Williams plenty to think about.
“I want a good connection with the coaching staff and players, an open line of communication,” he said. “Coaches that aren’t polarizing figures, who you can respect and connect with. I also want a program to be hard-working, that doesn’t rely on its reputation, and that’s hungry.”
Williams said he hasn’t taken any college visits since the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic began in March. But he did get an in-person visit with the Hokies last season for their win over Old Dominion.
“It was really a great visit, at Lane Stadium,” Williams said. “The school has a great football history. It was great to see things you see on TV, and experience that. They played ODU, and it was good to see where they battled back.”
Assistant coach Ryan Smith has been Williams’ primary contact....
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