Williams Will Camp In Evanston

Williams Will Camp In Evanston

Northwestern is one of many schools making a push at Geneva High School (IL) quarterback Matt Williams. The versatile athlete now has his calendar marked for June 24th, where he will attend a camp in Evanston.

Thus far, Matt  Williams (6-3, 190) has received interest from Northwestern, Northern Illinois, North Dakota, Toledo, Ohio, Bowling Green, Wyoming, and others.

Toledo, Northern Illinois, and Wyoming have each shown the most interest, and have the quarterback interested.

Things have picked up recently. Wyoming, Toledo, and Drake each visited Williams at Geneva High School last week, and Northern Illinois and North Dakota are coming to visit this upcoming Wednesday.

Williams has been in contact with Northwestern for the span of a few months, and is hoping to impress them at a camp in June. NU running backs coach Matt MacPherson has headed up Williams' recruitment, and was impressed by his film.

But Williams is still hoping to learn more about Northwestern, which is located an hour away from Geneva.

"I know they have great academics obviously," Williams said. "Other than that, I really don't know much about it."

Before he attends camp in Evanston on June 24th, he hopes to tour Northwestern's campus. During the camp, he will throw in front of the coaches, as he has throughout his recruitment. However, Williams was a standout wide receiver during his sophomore season. Coaches are seeing him as either a quarterback or a receiver.

"First option is going in as a quarterback," Williams said. "Some schools are looking at me as a quarterback, but might take me as a wider receiver.

NU hasn't given any signs of a scholarship offer, but a few schools have Williams high on their radar. With time, Williams' stock could continue to rise.

"We'll see, I hope so," he said.

As a junior, Williams threw for 1,725 yards and 18 touchdowns, while adding eight touchdowns on the ground. As a junior, he helped lead Geneva to an 8-3 record, while earning all-area special mention honors.

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