Maryland a familiar spot for St. Frances four-star DeJuan Williams

St. Frances (MD) four-star running back DeJuan Williams was already plenty familiar with Maryland having visited campus several times over the years, but this weekend gave the 5-foot-10, 195-pound running back an extended tour as he was able to reconnect with several familiar faces.

“It was good. Loved everything,” Williams told IBG. “They showed me the dorms, but really I’ve seen everything. I’ve been to Maryland every year, I’ve been up there a lot.”

Williams got a chance to meet running back Antwain Littleton as his player host, while his former teammate and freshman wide receiver Ryan Manning was by Williams’ side during the weekend. “It was great seeing him. He looks good, got a little bigger.”

Williams admitted there wasn’t a particular highlight, but as running backs coach Latrell Scott has spent the spring building their relationship after arriving in College Park, this weekend gave the duo a chance to sit down and watch film as they dove into the fit. The shifty back out of St. Frances got a chance to watch his film alongside Maryland’s film where head coach Mike Locksley emphasized his fit in the offense. “I had a great time. I met with the coaching staff, they’re all great people. I had a meeting with coach Locksley and he said that he needed a player like me, a receiver running back time.”

This weekend marked the second official visit after making the trip north to see lead recruiter Aazaar Abdul-Rahim at Boston College. Maryland has been well-positioned through the spring with Williams naming the Terps his leader heading into June, which still holds true. As for an exact commitment timeline, Williams is undecided but knows he still wants to make his commitment prior to his senior season.

“I’m still thinking of taking an unofficial visit but I’m not sure yet.”

Williams is rated a three-star prospect and an 89 overall by On3, sitting as the 12th-best prospect in Maryland.

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