When Bearcat Insider spoke with Detroit Martin Luther King's running back
Darrin Williams, he said he had just returned home after visiting his brother in
the weekend. But prior to flying to
the Sunshine State with his family, Williams helped King High School to a 7-0 victory over
Renaissance High on Thursday night to improve its record to 2-0. Williams said he was unable to get into
the end zone but did pick-up 138 yards on 17 carries.
In King's opening game victory the previous week against Mumford High
School, the 5' 7/180 pounder gained 149 yards on 24 carries and scored three
Despite being verbally committed to the Bearcats, Williams is continuing
to be recruited by other schools.
"I just got offers from Eastern and Central
Michigan, and several Big Ten schools are recruiting me." Williams identified Michigan, Michigan State and Iowa as three of the Big Ten schools continuing to show interest. He also said he wasn't surprised that
the Wolverines were beaten by Appalachian State this weekend. "I really wasn't surprised at all. Appalachian State has won two IAA
championships, and Michigan doesn't have enough
Although he said he was still committed to Cincinnati, he indicated that he may still take
other visits. "I might take some
other visits. My parents want me
to." Williams plans to take his
official visit to Cincinnati on the weekend of
November 17 for the West
This Thursday evening, Darrin is planning to watch ESPN. "I can't remember his name, but I like
State's running back. I know he's #26." Darrin was referring to Cincinnati's televised game Thursday night against
State and their star
running back Yvenson Bernard. The
Beaver tailback is similar in size to Williams although Darrin admits Bernard is
a bit bulkier. "He's a little
bigger than I am, but they'll put that weight on me when I get there." At least for now, "there" would
presumably be the University of Cincinnati, but nothing will be official
until a letter of intent is signed in February.
Bearcat Insider will continue to give periodic updates on Darrin
Bearcat Insider checked in with Darrin Williams on Monday to get the latest.
With talk of looking at other programs, BCI gets the latest info from this Bearcat commitment.