Pitt continues to throw a wide net across the entire country in their pursuit of a junior high school quarterback, with the latest offer going to a player in Florida.
The Panthers recently extended an offer to Emory Williams from Milton High School in Milton, Florida. Along with the Panthers, Williams holds offers from Indiana, Memphis, Tulane, South Florida, Arkansas State and UAB.
While his offer list doesn’t compare to other players Pitt has offered, I believe Williams has as impressive tape as any of them. One thing that really stands out is his arm strength and ability to make a number of difficult throws that Power Five quarterbacks have to make. This is a big comparison but in a lot of ways, Williams reminds me of Penn State 2022 5-star recruit Drew Allar, whose recruiting started out slow and then he turned into the top quarterback in the country.
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“I got the call yesterday on my way to school, was on the phone for about 15 minutes and I enjoyed the entire conversation,” Williams told PSN. “I enjoyed hearing about Pitt and how I heard that they’re a program that works hard. I did not know this but apparently, Pitt works out with and are associated with the Pittsburgh Steelers, which I was very fascinated by.”
“We also talked about Kenny Pickett a little bit and also about Pitt’s offense. I learned that they run a professional, NFL offense and all of that really intrigued me a bunch about Pitt. I’m very thankful to receive an offer from Pitt because the quarterback that they just had, Kenny Pickett, is going to be a high NFL Draft pick and in my opinion, he was the best quarterback in college football this year. I’m very thankful to receive an offer from a program like Pitt.”
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“Pitt really enjoyed my film. I believe my biggest strengths, gosh, I’d say that most importantly, I value taking care of the ball and not turning the ball over. When you do that, you hurt your team and makes it difficult to win games. I focus a lot on my accuracy and making smart decisions and good reads. I think those are some reasons why Power Five teams are looking into me, but I guess my size. God blessed me with a 6-foot-5, 195-pound frame so I think that’s also attractive to bigger schools.”
This will be a bigger summer for Williams as more programs will get to see his tape and view him in-person, which means his list of offers will no doubt increase but that’s not something that he is or has been focused on.
“Heading into this off-season, coaches are always going to tell you keep working and all that stuff and offers will start to come and that’s what is starting to happen,” said Williams. “Coming into the off-season, offers isn’t something that my mind was on. Honestly, my mindset was only about getting better and to work on my craft and receiving offers is something that is a result of that.”
“I love watching Joe Burrow and I try and play my game a lot like him. He makes all the throws, has a strong arm, is accurate. He’s fast but he’s not lightning fast, he’s fast enough to get the job done and get that first down. Off the field, a quarterback that I really look up to is Tim Tebow, with the way he is and the way he spreads the message of Jesus and to me that’s what it’s all about.”
Williams tells PSN that at this point, he doesn’t have any unofficial visits lined up but “Pitt is definitely a school that I’d love to come check out and visit.”