When it comes to gathering college football scholarship offers, Orlando Olympia running back Dexter Williams is not messing around.
On Saturday, just prior to entering the Nike SPARQ Combine at Lake Brantley High, Williams had zero scholarship offers. Not even an FCS school had come calling.
They need not bother now.
Miami called Monday, Florida called Tuesday and then it was South Carolina on Wednesday.
Thursday, Ohio State was in line, and the man about whom many people were wondering last week, is no longer questioning his own ability or potential to play at the next level.
He was not immediately available Thursday afternoon after texting about his latest offer, but Williams replied, "Yeah, I'm feeling very good."
Williams was offered by Ohio State running backs coach Stan Drayton on Thursday to make it four days in a row with exciting news for the 6-foot, 190-pound junior.
Later Thursday night, Williams texted more about his latest offer:
"I was very surprised Ohio State offered me. I didn't think they would. I received letters from them but the last thing on my mind was an offer," Williams replied. "I've been training real hard with Les Hewitt, who runs Speed Line Extreme Training and he told me I could get any offer I wanted, and now it's starting to show.
"I can't wait to go up to Ohio State and get the chance to meet Coach Drayton and Coach [Urban] Meyer face-to-face. I'm very happy for this offer. #GoBuckeyes"
His showing at Saturday's SPARQ combine appears to have been what sparked the college interest. He was the top performer overall with a SPARQ score of 117.03, and he posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.54 seconds, a 5-10-5-yard shuttle time of 4.08 seconds, and had a vertical leap of 40 inches and a power ball toss of 35 feet despite cold, rainy conditions..
He ran for 1,072 yards on 180 carries last season with three touchdowns.
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