Imhotep’s Williams to play at South Carolina

Imhotep running back David Williams (33) led his team to a Public League AA championship this season and a 14-1 overall record. — PHOTO/BILL ACHUFF

David Williams, Imhotep Charter’s All-American running back, will be playing big time college football next year. Williams has given a verbal commitment to play for the University of South Carolina, a member of the Southeastern Conference.

The Gamecocks are coached by Steve Spurrier, one of the top head coaches in college football. Williams will have a chance to play for Spurrier, who recently led South Carolina to a 33-28 victory over Michigan to win the Outback Bowl.

“It’s a great opportunity to play for an iconic coach at South Carolina and the great tradition they have there,” Williams said. “He’s a down to earth person. I think most people would be nervous talking to him. But the vibe I got when I talked to him was awesome.”

Williams played extremely well for Imhotep Charter. He led the team to a Public League AA championship and a trip to the PIAA Class AA semifinals. He helped Imhotep Charter finish with an impressive 14-1 record. Williams rushed 1,790 yards on 194 carries while scoring 23 touchdowns last season. He recently played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at Home Depot Stadium in Carson, Calif.

Williams was heavily recruited by a lot of Division I programs. He had received plenty of interest from a number of major college football teams around the country like Miami, Penn State, West Virginia, Ohio State, Arizona State, California, Auburn and Tennessee.

“It was probably one of the toughest decisions I ever had to make in my life because I built relationships with some of the coaches,” said Williams, a 6-foot-1, 202-pound senior. “It was hard for me to tell them I didn’t want to go there. So, that was one of the hardest things I had to do.”

Albie Crosby, Imhotep Charter head coach, feels Williams will be a great asset to the Gamecocks football program.

“I thought it was an amazing opportunity for him,” Crosby said. “There aren’t too many kids in our community to have a chance to play for an icon like Steve Spurrier. Steve Spurrier is one of the old ball coaches as they would say. I think to get a chance to play for him and have an opportunity to come in and compete is an amazing opportunity for that young man. I’m excited for him.”

 

Contact staff writer Donald Hunt at (215) 893-5719 or dhunt@phillytrib.com.

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