One of the top dual-threat athletes in the WPIAL has earned an opportunity from the West Virginia football program.
Woodland Hills 2022 athlete Deontae Williams (5’11”, 195) is someone that has starred at quarterback, wide receiver and safety for the Wolverines. Last season, Williams passed for 1,019 yards, ran for 400 yards and accounted for 19 total touchdowns (14 passing and 5 rushing).
Any position… pic.twitter.com/Q8eDieH39M
— Deontae Williams (@Situation5300) June 21, 2021
While Williams is waiting for that first Power Five offer, he recently received an opportunity from Neal Brown’s program as they called him on Tuesday and extended him a PWO opportunity.
West Virginia Sports Now caught up with Williams to get an update on his recruitment and to get his thoughts on West Virginia.
“My summer and off-season has really been going good,” Williams tells WV Sports Now. “As a team, I can tell that we’re all locked in and really trying to win something this year. Some individual goals that I’ve set for myself this season are to try and come up with a few more interceptions on defense but more importantly, I want to try and help Woodland Hills win a WPIAL championship before I leave.”
“I’ve really been trying to work on my speed because I could’ve outran a lot of people last year so that has been a big goal for me, I’m trying really hard to improve my speed. I’ve also worked a lot on my conditioning so that I don’t get tired on the field.”
IM TELLING YOU MY MASK IS ON 🥷🏽 pic.twitter.com/7a5i4AEoVT
— Deontae Williams (@Situation5300) May 25, 2021
Following his junior season, Williams has earned offers from Toledo, Kent State, Akron, Buffalo, Western Michigan, Navy, Army and Fordham.
“My recruiting is going good,” said Williams. “I’m hearing recently from Albany, Cornell, James Madison, East Carolina, I hearing from a lot of great schools. The ones hitting me up the most probably are Akron, Army, Navy, James Madison and Buffalo.”
Williams tells WV Sports Now that the interest from West Virginia started following an individual workout a month ago in Morgantown.
“I worked out down there and have been waiting for a call. Coach Wright told me that he would get back to me and two days ago, he got back to me after vacation. He called me and we were talking and Coach Wright gave me the PWO to West Virginia and I couldn’t be happier to receive this chance at a Big 12 program.”
While he appreciates the opportunity extended by West Virginia, Williams says that he isn’t ready to make any decision and will be waiting until after his senior season to decide where he’ll be playing football next season.