Evan Williams, a 6-foot, 191-pound quarterback/running back from Minneapolis (MN) DeLaSalle, has…
Evan Williams Gets Recruiting Interest
Williams missed two games with a broken bone in his left (non-throwing) hand, but returned for the playoffs. He rushed five times for 176 yards and three touchdowns against St. Paul Acad./Mounds Park Academy in an 80-8 first round win. Williams had 28 rushes for 261 yards and three scores against St. Paul Johnson and 22 carries for 256 and four rushing touchdowns versus St. Croix Lutheran.
The Islanders, who finished runner-up to Glencoe Silver Lake in the Prep Bowl in 2007 and 2008, lost to the them in the state quarterfinals 6-3. Williams was limited to 34 rushing and 43 yards passing.
Williams rushed for 2,092 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2008 as they finished 13-1, losing to Glencoe Silver Lake 42-21 in the Prep Bowl and he was named second team All-Metro by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He missed most of the 2007 season with a knee injury.
Williams received a scholarship offer from Minnesota and Wyoming and visited Northern Iowa two weeks ago, returning Sunday to be honored as a member of the Minnesota Vikings All-State team. He plans to make an official visit to Minnesota in January.
Williams had a chance to attend several college camps this summer which he discussed with GoldenSports.Net in a story that was published in October.
"This summer, I went to Wyoming, Iowa State, Iowa and North Dakota State."
Williams attended Minnesota's homecoming game versus Purdue. He didn't tour the school, but said that he is well aware of all of what it has to offer.
"I have always checked out the campus. Just being a hometown kid, I have been down there. Seeing what it is like."
Williams admits that he could see himself playing for the Gophers.
"I like Minnesota. It is on my list, for sure. It is on the top of all the schools I'm looking at. They're a really nice school, so I am just going to wait it out."
Williams posted a 20 on the ACT and has a 2.2 GPA. He is undecided on a college major, but admits that he wants to stay involved with football.
"I plan on later in life coaching. I might just take that route. Other than that, I haven't really thought about it."
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