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Elite WR Starts Penn State Official Visit Friday

It’s no secret that one of the top recruiting priorities for Penn State is to add a top-flight wide receiver (or two) to its future depth chart.

A player that would fit that description and could instantly turn into a No. 1 wide receiver will be arriving in State College tomorrow for an official visit.

2025 4star wide out Taz Williams, Jr. tells Nittany Sports Now that he’ll be at Penn State starting tomorrow for his fourth official. The Red Oak, Texas, native made his first visit to SMU and then traveled to Ohio State, followed by a weekend at Texas A&M. Williams will be at Penn State this weekend and wrap things up at Michigan the weekend of June 21.

The current plan is for Williams to make his college decision July 13.

Most recruiting insiders feel Williams is a heavy lean towards Texas A&M but keep in mind that 4-star DE Jaydin Lofton was also considered to be a lock to Penn State and then committed to Tennessee Wednesday.

Let’s see how things play out following Williams’ trip to Penn State and after having the opportunity to spend a few days with James Franklin and his staff, including WR coach Marques Hagans.

Prior to traveling to Pennsylvania, NSN caught up Williams to wanted to know what attracted him to Penn State and allowed them to get one of his five officials.

“There is big opportunity as a wide receiver to play as a freshman at Penn State,” said Williams. “One of my goals is to be a freshman All American.”

“They have been consistent in the recruiting me and were the second school to offer me back on August 22. Me and my family love what Coach Franklin stands for and represents. We trust him and Coach Smith and know they care about their players like family.”

With his timeline to making a decision narrowing and with it being his last chance to spend quality time with the Penn State staff, Williams has a checklist of things in mind that he hopes to find out about.

“I want to see specifically how they plan on using me in the offense,” said Williams. I’m excited to see how the new OC, Coach K plans on passing the ball more, with different schemes and playing with more tempo. I want to see how the staff loosens up and acts when they are off the field.”

“I want to speak with the recruits that are committed and the 24 recruits that are on campus now, see how they’re adjusting and what’s real and what was a sale.”

With Texas A&M being the reported front-runner, what does Penn State and his other finalists have to do and show him to have a chance of passing the Aggies?

“Texas A&M was a great experience they were the first to offer me and have been consistent since day one,” said Williams. “They let me and have shown me how much of a priority I am, they are the clear cut as of now.”

“But, they are only my second official visit so I’m going to take it all in and finish all my official visits and make a decision on July 13th. But it’s a long way from signing day. I just want everyone to have a plan for me, tell the truth, appreciate me and develop me to be an NFL wide receiver by my draft class.”

Williams is one of the most sought-after receivers in the Class of 2025, holding over 50+ offers.


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