Class of 2012 small forward Troy Williams still has his list of five schools — Georgetown, Kentucky, North Carolina, Villanova and Virginia Tech — but he says that the Tar Heels and Wildcats make up his top two right now.
“I don’t have a favorite yet,” Williams told NRS, “but the number one spot is between North Carolina and Kentucky. They play my style and have great coaching staffs.”
Williams says that head coach Roy Williams and the rest of the North Carolina staff makes up his favorite group of coaches. The Tar Heels and Wildcats are also the programs recruiting him the hardest and he identified those two schools plus Georgetown as the schools who have contacted him recently.
However, despite the fact that he openly admits Kentucky and North Carolina are his two favorite schools, the Virginia-native says that Georgetown, Villanova and Virginia Tech do have a chance with him. “They still have a good shot to get me, I’m definitely still considering them,” added Williams on the other three schools he’s considering.
In fact, Williams plans on making his stop at Georgetown February 1 his last visit. “I’m looking forward to just learning more about the college,” says Williams. “Not just the academics part, but also the history part of it.”
In order to land the 6’7, 200-pound wing, programs are going to have to show him that they really want him. “If a school wants a commitment from me, they just really have to keep showing interest in me,” says Williams. “They also have to tell me how I will benefit the team.”
Williams also says that he still needs to learn more about each of the five teams which is why he’s not close to a decision. He plans on making an announcement after the basketball season but he’s still unsure of a specific date.
“I still don’t know at the moment,” says Williams on a timetable for his commitment, “but it’s going to be between the spring and summer.”