December 30, 2007

2009 OT's stock surging

With many of the nation's top senior offensive tackles off the board a lot of attention is moving to the junior class. Offensive tackle Brennan Williams will undoubtedly be rated one of the top prospects in Massachusetts next year and the 6-foot-5, 255-pound lineman is watching his stock surge. Williams picked up a new offer recently and more should be on the way.

Williams took an unofficial visit to Virginia recently and came away impressed. He also came away with a new offer.

"Well, we drove down Friday and showed up around noon (to UVa)," Williams said. "We got a little mini-tour of the athletic facilities. I've been down there before so I didn't get a tour of the entire school. I saw the new gym they built recently.

"Coach Groh was actually watching film on me the day before. He wasn't aware that I was going to come to the practice that I went to. He thought that was a pretty big coincidence. They offered me before I left."

Williams said he now has official offers from Boston College, Syracuse, Virginia and Toledo. Another big-time program is recruiting him hard as well.

"I think Penn State's been coming at me pretty hard," he said. "I'm just getting a lot of letters from different places. Virginia's talking to me a lot and BC definitely is."

Williams noted that academic would be a top priority when the time to choose a school comes around. Does he have a favorite at this early stage?

"No, I couldn't say right now. I'm mainly looking towards next week when I'll be at the All-American combine. I'm not sure what other visits I'll take."

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