Glenbard South's Williams adding offers; Benet's Walsh commits to Minnesota

Glenbard South sophomore wide receiver Cam Williams is busy this spring.

Williams is competing in multiple events on the track and field team, aiming to end his season with a state medal in Charleston.

His main sport is taking a break, but Williams is picking up interest on the football side with offers trickling in from several schools.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder is beyond 20 offers after Notre Dame extended him an offer this week. Williams' offer list is impressive, with Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa State, Purdue and Vanderbilt among his suitors. Williams said he has visits planned for Michigan, Wisconsin, Cincinnati and Georgia.

Williams said he's handling all the attention of becoming a national recruit by focusing on becoming a better all-around player.

"I always think there's more to show, so I'm just excited to be able to gain higher recognition," Williams said. "My coach and family are really involved helping me deal and handle the things I need to do, so that helps me for the most part."

Glenbard South football coach Ryan Crissey said Williams is on track to become a big-time player.

"His ceiling is just so high, and his athletic ability, his explosiveness is really unmatched," Crissey said. "I don't know if another receiver out there (locally) who has what his has, in terms of explosiveness and size. The biggest thing coaches love about him is his blocking ability. He's a tenacious perimeter blocker and his body control is ridiculous. He's doing track now and excelling at the high jump and triple jump. His athleticism separates him from everybody else."

Walsh to Minnesota:

Benet junior defensive end/tight end Pierce Walsh became the latest local player to join Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck's program. The former Kaneland and Northern Illinois star wide receiver has tapped into the Chicago market for another player with a big upside.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Walsh committed to Minnesota on April 25.

"I picked Minnesota because it's the place that felt like home," Walsh said. "I loved the atmosphere and the coaches are great people. The family aspect is everything. The culture is very special and I think that will help me develop as a student-athlete.

"I think that the people are going to make it very special. My dream is to play Big Ten football and the proximity is close enough to home that if I need to get back the same day, I can."

Walsh, a three-star recruit, said Minnesota's coaching staff indicated he will play on the offensive end. Walsh also considered Rutgers, Duke and Miami-Ohio, but ultimately was swayed by Minnesota.

"They plan on using me as a tight end and developing me into an all purpose tight-end, in the passing game and the run game," he said. "It's a relief and I'm very happy that I chose the right place."

Terek up to 19 offers:

Glenbard West junior offensive lineman Chris Terek is one of the rising recruits in the Class of 2023. The 6-foot-6, 295-pound Terek has 19 offers, picked up an offer from Miami-Ohio on Wednesday.

Terek said his offer from Boston College on Tuesday was a major one for him, especially with new offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo leading the unit. DeGuglielmo has coached for numerous NFL teams, including the New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, San Diego Chargers, Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins.

"The Boston College offer was pretty special to me," Terek said. "They have phenomenal academics, and their offensive line tradition is top tier. They've had tons of success developing offensive linemen, and their new offensive line coach is awesome."

Terek said he's working on organizing his summer schedule to visit schools. He's schedule a visit to Duke on June 11.

"I want to go to a school that has great academics, and can help me reach my childhood dreams of the NFL," Terek said.

Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.comBenet's Pierce Walsh (19) reels in a long touchdown pass over Glenbard North's Ivan Martinez (44) Friday during the first-round Class 7A football playoff in Carol Stream.
Glenbard West defender Chris Terek (77) goes up against Downers Grove South's Tyler Williams (5) during a game in Glen Ellyn on Saturday, Sep. 4, 2021.
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