Woodland Hills High School is no stranger to producing Division-I talent and they have another player in the system that will be playing on Saturdays.
Class of 2022 athlete Deontae Williams is a phenomenal athlete that is hearing from many D-I programs. Earlier this month, Williams received his first D-I offer from the Toledo Rockets, but that offer sheet will no doubt increase by the end of this season.
Check out the endorsement that Williams recently received from Pitt star safety Paris Ford.
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Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke with Williams on Thursday morning and he said that Ford isn’t the only one from Pitt that’s aware of him.
”I’ve been talking with Coach Narduzzi like every week,” said Williams. “He texts me along with [area recruiter and safeties coach Cory] Sanders. Coach Narduzzi actually texted me like 3 days ago and said he can’t wait to see me. They also talk to me about game plans for college and also what we’re doing here at Woodland Hills. So really, we’re really keeping each other updated on what’s going on with both of us for the upcoming week.”
“This feels very good for me because I feel like I’m building a very good relationship with the Pitt coaches and I really like them,” Williams said. “I think it’s very important that I’m building such a relationship this early.”
During these many conversations, aside from game plans and getting to know each other, has the topic of receiving an offer come up at all?
“Yes, I do believe that they could be offering me,” said Williams. “Last year, Coach Sanders was telling me that if I want to play safety for them, that he wanted to see me play more. They keep telling me to go harder and harder. They might be waiting until our game against Gateway to see how I play and what I can do. But yes, I do believe that they will be offering me by the end of the season.”
Williams told PSN that while some colleges are recruiting him as a slot receiver, Pitt wants him as a strong safety.
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“It really doesn’t matter to me, I’ll play wherever coaches want me to play in college,” he said. “It doesn’t matter.”
At this point, Pitt has only offered one WPIAL player in the Class of 2022 (Gateway’s Patrick Body) but Williams will be excited if and when he adds his name to that list.
“It would feel very happy and very blessed,” said Williams.