By Willie T. Smith III (The Greenville News)
By David Caraviello (Post and Courier)
Redshirt sophomore tailback who is expected to play a major role in the Gamecocks' attack in 2015... listed with the second team unit entering the fall behind fifth-year senior Brandon Wilds... named the Most Improved Running Back in the spring by the Gamecock coaching staff... owns one 100-yard rushing game in his career.
2014: Played in nine games as a redshirt freshman... logged 256 yards on 45 carries, a 5.7 average... scored a pair of touchdowns... also caught seven passes for 99 yards.... rushed for 25 yards on four carries, including first career touchdown on two-yard run, at Vanderbilt... registered 11 carries for a career-high 110 yards in the win over Furman... ran a season-high 12 times for 65 yards against South Alabama, including a 14-yard touchdown run... had a career day out of the backfield, catching four passes for 70 yards at Clemson, including a 59-yard catch-and-run.
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 retail management major at South Carolina.