Local WR target: USC is in my top three!
Although CJ Williams is only a rising sophomore, the wide receiver from Mater Dei HS is already being recognized as a division one college football talent.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect has been collecting scholarship offers from the Big 10, Pac-12 and SEC since early on in his high school football career. And he regularly adds scholarship offers to his ever expanding list. On Sunday, USC became the latest school to offer a scholarship after the Trojans held an on campus 7-on-7 tournament.
“The experience at the USC tournament was once in a life time,” Williams told USC247.com when asked about his time on USC’s campus. “Team Supreme got into the tournament in order to get some exposure and have fun, not necessarily to win the tournament. But I went out there with the mentality to compete like I always do. The first pool play game against Lincoln I had somewhere around 3 touchdowns. After this Coach (Clay) Helton pulled me aside and we had a good conversation regarding the type of program USC is and what they look for in their student athletes. He also mentioned how he spoke to Coach (Bruce) Rollinson from Mater Dei about the type of kid I am and fortunately Coach had some great things to say about me. It was then that Coach Helton extended the offer to me.”
The scholarship offer made a big impact on the rising football star. He says USC is already one of his top schools.
“Receiving the USC offer means a lot to me because obviously they are one of the most prestigious football programs in the nation, along with having superb athletics,” Williams said. “Along with both of these the coaching staff really made me feel very wanted in their program which is a big thing for me and my family. Because of this USC would most definitely be within the top three.”
There’s still plenty of time to go before this 2022 graduate makes any sort of decision. Williams won’t sign a letter of intent until December of 2021 or February of 2022.