RB David Williams (6-foot-1, 190 lbs.) out of Philadelphia made it official on Jan. 4th; he will be a South Carolina Gamecock.
“It’s a great opportunity to play for an iconic coach at South Carolina and the great tradition they have there,” Williams said. “He’s a down to earth person. I think most people would be nervous talking to him. But the vibe I got when I talked to him was awesome.”
Williams is a incredible threat out of the backfield, because with both great hands and speed he can be used equally effectively out of run or pass formations. He struggled with his college decision because he didn’t want to have to say no to anybody.
“It was probably one of the toughest decisions I ever had to make in my life because I built relationships with some of the coaches,” said Williams, a 6-foot-1, 202-pound senior. “It was hard for me to tell them I didn’t want to go there. So, that was one of the hardest things I had to do.”
His Imhotep Charter head coach, Albie Crosby, believes the Gamecocks are getting an electrifying player, and is excited for Williams to play for the old school Steve Spurrier.
“I thought it was an amazing opportunity for him,” Crosby said. “There aren’t too many kids in our community to have a chance to play for an icon like Steve Spurrier. Steve Spurrier is one of the old ball coaches as they would say. I think to get a chance to play for him and have an opportunity to come in and compete is an amazing opportunity for that young man. I’m excited for him.”
Congratulations to Williams and the Gamecocks – this one feels like a very happy marriage.