Sam Williams didn’t plan on committing to Pitt prior to his visit this weekend.
The Fort Lauderdale native actually had a upcoming trip scheduled to Syracuse. However, that was scrapped after what he saw and experienced at Pitt.
Williams decided he’d seen enough and knew he wanted to spend his four years of college playing for Pat Narduzzi at Pitt.
“When you go to visit a college, you want to see if a program has a family type atmosphere and everyone loved each other and acted like a family,” said Williams. “All schools have nice facilities, nice training room and stuff like that. When I went to Pitt, I got to speak to Coach Partridge, Coach Narduzzi, Coach Karlo and they all showed me so much love. I knew right away they were nice genuine people and I really respected that. Another big thing was when Coach Partridge texted me before the visit and asked for my mom’s number because he wanted to introduce himself to her. I really, really respected that.”
“I also had a chance to talk with Rashad Weaver and John Morgan and they reinforced my feelings on the family atmosphere. I also talked to them about the academics at Pitt and they said they you really have to try to fail academically at Pitt. They told me about how the coaches are always on you about tutors, study halls and keeping your grades up. They just had great things to say and all positive reviews about Pitt.”
Williams says that Pitt is getting a great pass rusher that has speed off the edge and that he also has the ability to stuff the run.
“This all is so exciting for me and I can’t wait to get there. This all is something I’ve worked on achieving for a long time, actually since middle school when I started playing football. It’s always been a dream of mine to play division-one football so this day really means a lot to me. However, I know that this is only step one and the hard work will have to continue. I’m going to a different level of football so the competition will be more intense and I’m going to have to keep working harder.”