July 28, 2011
Coach talks new WVU commitment
West Virginia landed a commitment from another Calvert Hall (Md.) standout Thursday afternoon and his position coach Devin Redd gives his breakdown on his star pupil.
Redd, who also coaches West Virginia commitment Trevor Williams, with Next Level Nation, believes that Williams, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver/safety prospect, is an excellent addition to the West Virginia roster.
"He's an excellent kid, and a coaches player. I believe he's going to the right place," he said. "He's going to find himself the right home and he's going to make a lot of people happy during his four years while he's playing there."
Redd likens what Williams brings to the table to another former Big East great.
"He's a bigger version of Marvin Harrison. I think he will have the same kind of talents. And with the way they spread the ball out, it's a good fit," he said.
Last season Williams has around 80 catches for 800 yards and 10 touchdowns, and to Redd it was always West Virginia for his talented pass catcher. That interest intensified when Williams got his offer after an impressive performance at the WVU 7-on-7 passing tournament.
"With DaQuan (Davis) committing and Deontay (McManus) committing they wanted to play together and turn that place into the new Miami," he said. "They wanted to continue to play together and do the same things on the bigger level that they did at high school."
Off the field, the Mountaineers are getting a star as well, as Williams carries a 3.0 GPA and is very supportive of his teammates.
"He's a very humble man. He's just a great young man. He helps out with the other guys, and he's a great role model," he said. "He's everything off the field that he is on the field."
This season Redd expects Williams to continue on the path he started last season and become the go-to guy for the Cardinals.
"He played in the slot a lot last year so players couldn't double team him. But I expect a big season out of him and to dominate," he said. "He's a gamer and he makes plays. I don't expect anything different. And I expect him to go down to West Virginia and be a great wide receiver, a great kid and a get a good education."
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