Recruiting: New York star has Alabama offer

Recruiting update: Ishaq Williams changes game at basketball-craze Lincoln, remains ‘calm, collected’

Name: Ishaq Williams
School: Abraham Lincoln High School (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Class: Senior
Position: defensive end/tight end
Height: 6-5
Weight: 225
Colleges: Considering Alabama, Notre Dame, Penn State, Miami, Florida, Oklahoma, Nebraska, USC, and UCLA.

AP: The 6-foot-5, 225-pound defensive end-tight end has taken Railsplitters football to an entirely new level. He’s attracted 30 written scholarship offers from the likes of national champion Alabama as well as Notre Dame, Penn State, Miami, Florida, Oklahoma, Nebraska, USC, and UCLA. …O’Connor said he doesn’t remember the last time a kid from New York City was offered a scholarship from Alabama.

MORE: He wants to commit to his final choice well before National Letter of Intent day on Feb. 2, 2011. No matter where he goes, having a national championship coach like Alabama’s Nick Saban as a phone buddy has given Williams a unique outlook for a New York City player.

“I won’t say he’s cocky, but he’s got this air about him in practice that, all of a sudden, his confidence is unbelievable,” O’Connor said. “When you’ve got Alabama calling everyday, it just makes you believe in yourself a little more.”