Bullis RB Devonte Williams visits Wake Forest, plans trips to Pitt, Rutgers


Bullis running back Devonte Williams, who rushed for 785 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore, visited Wake Forest last weekend. (Photo by Mark Gail for The Washington Post)

Bullis sophomore Devonte Williams has begun visiting college programs that have expressed interest in the running back, including an unofficial visit to Wake Forest this past weekend, he confirmed earlier this week.

The speedy Williams had a breakout season on both sides of the ball for the Bulldogs in 2012, becoming the team’s featured back and finishing with 785 yards and 11 touchdowns as Bullis finished 8-2. He was also a a key defensive player for a unit that recorded three shutouts and allowed just 67 points in 10 games, and earned first team All-IAC honors as a defensive back in November.

Rutgers, Temple, Pitt and Wake Forest have all expressed interest in Williams, who said he was comfortable on the campus in Winston-Salem, N.C., this past weekend. Everything from the weight room facilities to student-teacher ratios to Wake Forest’s spread offense caught Williams’s attention, he said.

“Wake Forest is definitely at the top of my list,” Williams said. “I love the coaching staff.”

On Tuesday, the Demon Deacons open spring football practice, while Williams will open his track season with Bullis in a meet against St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes. Williams runs the 200 and the 400 meter. It is a key component to his preparation for football season (“I feel a 10-0 season coming on,” he said), but his plans to be active on the recruitment front won’t stop. In two weeks, he will visit Pitt, with an additional trip planned to Rutgers over the summer.

Related: Recruit Watch: Database of offers

Roman Stubbs covers the University of Maryland athletics for The Washington Post.

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