Williams, an eighth grade running back from Charlotte, North Carolina, began to receive interest from the Noles when former Carolina Panther Brentson Buckner got his hands on a tape of Williams. Buckener shared the tape with FSU defensive line coach Sal Sunseri, who coached Buckner while with the Panthers.
Sunseri was impressed and wanted Williams to know that FSU was interested.
“I got a call from (Buckner) saying Florida State really liked my son,” Rashad’s father Hilton Williams said. “That was last Thursday. FSU told him that my son has very good feet. He said Sal want FSU to be the first ones to show interest in my son so when he starts looking at schools he knows FSU was the first one.”
Williams was also invited to Florida State’s Junior Day on March 1, which has Williams excited.
“I just want to see the field (not a recruiting pun- he wants to see the field they play on at Doak Campbell Stadium),” Rashad said. “I want to meet the players and talk to Jameis Winston. I want to have fun and get the experience.”
As for Florida State’s interest, Williams’ father is shocked that his son’s recruitment has started before he has carried a football in a high school game.
“Its very shocking and surprising to me,” Hilton said. “I never thought colleges would show interest in my son already when he was in middle school. It’s very shocking.They think my son is real good.”
If Williams really is that good, his family better get used to all this attention. But it will only increase from here.