Prospect watch: Sto-Rox quarterback-safety Lenny Williams
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Lenny Williams is often described as a dual-threat quarterback, but the numbers are starting to show that the Sto-Rox junior might be more dangerous throwing the ball than running it.
Williams is climbing the ranks of the WPIAL all-time passing leaders — his 5,335 career yards rank 16th — and he has set his sights on breaking the record of 7,162 set by Christian Brumbaugh of South Fayette in 2010.
“At first, I didn't think I was going to get close to it,” Williams said. “Now, I see that I can get it if I keep working hard. Right now, I'm trying to focus on the passing record. That is my goal.
“And I want to win a championship. That comes first. If I can win a championship, I don't really care about the records.”
Williams still has a way to go to break the school record of 6,741 yards, set by Adam DiMichele in 2003. DiMichele, who played at Temple, has worked closely with Williams.
“He works with me on everything,” Williams said. “It's because of him. When I wanted to play quarterback, he was the one who worked with me and taught me everything I know.”
It's no surprise that Williams is drawing Division-I attention. He doesn't have a scholarship offer yet, but he is receiving interest from Pitt, West Virginia, Michigan State, Missouri, North Carolina State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple and Tennessee.
Williams also is closing in on 2,000 career rushing yards; he gained 149 yards Friday night in the WPIAL Class A quarterfinals. His size and athleticism are reasons why schools might show interest in Williams as a receiver or safety, as well.
“It's whatever they're willing to offer. I would like to play QB, but if that's what they're recruiting me to play defense, I'll do that.”
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