Knights' Williams chooses Purdue, to visit Nebraska



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Sat. January 22, 2011 | Joey Knight | Email

As first reported by the Times earlier today, Robinson three-way speedster Frankie Williams committed to Purdue University this afternoon, but will visit Nebraska next weekend.

Williams said last week his finalists were Purdue, Texas Tech, North Carolina State and Cincinnati, but that was before he received a visit Thursday at the high school from two Cornhuskers coaches including head coach Bo Pellini

"All those (four) schools did a high-quality, first-class job of recruiting him," Knights coach Mike DePue said.

A first-team kick returner on the Times' all-county team, Williams was widely considered the most dangerous return man in Hillsborough County the last two seasons. Five of his 12 TDs this past season came on returns; he also had 28 catches (for 483 yards) and two interceptions.

Verbal commitments are non-binding. High school seniors can't sign with a college until Feb. 2.


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