By Willie T. Smith III (The Greenville News)
By David Caraviello (Post and Courier)
Redshirt freshman tailback who figures to work his way into the rotation in a crowded backfield this fall... highly touted athlete coming out of high school... possesses excellent size and speed.
2013: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rushed for 1,904 yards on 195 carries (9.8 per rush) with 23 touchdowns as a senior at Imhotep Charter in Philadelphia... led the Panthers to a 14-1 record... graduated in 2013... coached by Albie Crosby... played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, Calif. following his senior season... earned first-team All-City honors as a junior when he fell just short of 2,000 yards rushing... a four-star recruit, the eighth-best player in the state and the 21st-best running back in the country according to Rivals... a four-star prospect and the nation's 23rd-best running back by Scout... a four-star prospect, the seventh-best player in the state, the eighth-best running back in the country and the 146th-best player overall according to 247Sports... rated a four-star prospect and No. 131 on the ESPN150... considered the nation's 11th-best running back by MaxPreps... turned down offers from Ohio State, Arizona State, Tennessee, Miami, Arizona, Auburn and Boston College among others.
PERSONAL: David Williams was born June 17, 1994... is a business administration major at South Carolina.