May 5, 2009

Four-star WR has Ohio State on top

East Cleveland (Ohio) Shaw wideout Tyrone Williams could be the most coveted wide receiver in the state of Ohio, and he is starting to build the offer list to prove it.

Williams, a 6-foot-5, 204-pound playmaking wide receiver, is even reporting an offer from instate powerhouse Ohio State.

"I have offers from Ohio State, Illinois, Akron, Cincinnati, and Kansas," Williams said. "The Ohio State offer came pretty recent. Like last month… Coach (Taver Johnson) called me first and told me he was going to offer me a scholarship and then they sent it in the mail."

Williams said he made another trip down to Columbus recently and came away impressed, saying he liked "the coaches, the players, and the school."

"I was supposed to go down to Cincinnati for their spring game and on the way home I visited Ohio State," Williams said. "The facilities and everything were really nice."

The junior's season was cut short last year after sustaining an injury to his ACL, limiting him to only five games. Williams, however, made the most of his time on the field with big playmaking ability, catching 11 passes and taking eight of them to the house for a touchdown.

Williams, who averaged over 30 yards per catch en route to 372 receiving yards in limited action, said he has kept a solid relationship with Ohio State cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson.

"We have a good relationship, its good. We talk a lot," Williams said. "(He tells me) if I come I will be guaranteed a spot at wide receiver and about how good the school is and how good the coaches are."

The conversations with Johnson seemed to be good enough for Williams to have Ohio State atop his list of schools as of now, saying "Ohio State, Illinois, and Cincinnati" are his top three.

"Out of all the schools that I like, (Ohio State) is the best fit for me," Williams said. "I live in Ohio and I don't know if I want to leave Ohio."

Williams said he hopes to make his commitment during his senior season next year, and he may already know what school he is going to attend.

"Ohio State is at the top right now," Williams said. "They tell me if I come that I will be guaranteed a spot and I am their boy, and I told them that I want to come and that I wanted to be a Buckeye."

Ari Wasserman is a staff writer for He can be reached at [email protected].

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