Richmond, VA (Future150) -- One of the great things about AAU season is the time for unknown players to emerge from hiding. A select few do so, and others become exposed or fail to stick out amongst the rest.
Rodney Williams, a power forward from St. Christopher’s High School (VA) and a member of the Richmond Squires, has embraced the feel of some of the top mid-majors in the country coming his way.
In fact, he has picked up three offers in this week alone, and more are on the way.
At this point in time, he holds 16 offers that branch throughout the country: “James Madison, William & Mary, Boston University, Delaware, Towson, Western Kentucky, Wofford, Furman, Central Connecticut, Florida Gulf Coast, St. Peter’s, LaSalle, Holy Cross, Drexel, Rider, and Northern Arizona.”
Winthrop, Virginia, Penn State, Appalachian State, Oregon State, and Air Force are other schools chasing after the athletic slasher.
“Boston and William & Mary are sticking out right now, but that is because I haven’t visited anywhere else yet. I enjoyed my visits to those campuses,” Williams explained.
He also plans to visit James Madison is the near future, and others will be seen in June.
While many prospects hope for the opportunity to play for the Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, and UCLA teams of the world, it seems Williams may see where he belongs: as a mid-major player.
“I’m looking for a school that’s not too big and crowded,” he began. “I also want great academics and the opportunity to play my freshman year.”
All the schools that have inquired about Williams are pursuing him hard, but he says there are a few that are coming at him the hardest right now.
“I would say William & Mary, James Madison, Boston University, and Northern Arizona are coming the hardest right now. They stay in touch the most.”
With that being said, the other schools have limited time to bolster their status with the 6-foot-8 shot-blocker. He plans to make an early decision.
“I want to have my decision made by mid-August,” Williams told Future150.com.
By the end of July, Williams could have several other mid-major offers, along with a couple of high-major ones, too.