Find My Team >>

Log in to High School OT with one click using your favorite social network:
OR
Log in using your High School OT account:



Wrong email/password combination.

Forgot password?

Register with High School OT using your favorite social network:
OR
Register for a High School OT account using our web form.
Log In
Register

On The Trail

Jordan's Williamson remains committed to Heels

Published: 2011-07-27 21:07:00
Updated: 2011-07-28 00:13:45


Jul 28, 2011

Interview: Phillip Williamson (Jordan, Athlete)

Rising senior Phillip Williamson was about to take the field for summer workouts on Wednesday when word began trickling out that North Carolina football coach Butch Davis had been fired.

When Williamson heard the news, it came as a surprise to him.

"I was shocked because last week at the 7-on-7 everything was great," Williamson said in a phone interview. "When I heard he got fired, I was just shocked."

Williamson has not yet spoken the North Carolina coaching staff, but he said he was planning to call them on Wednesday evening to gather some details.

Despite the firing of Davis, Williamson insists that he will remain committed to the Heels.

"I chose Carolina because of the school, not all because of the coach," he said. "It's always been a dream of mine to go to Carolina, ever since I was a little kid."

Williamson said the issues surrounding the the UNC football team for more than year didn't have any impact on his decision. In fact, Williamson said he never spoke of it with the coaching staff.

"I didn't ask. It wasn't any of my business," said Williamson.

At 6-foot-3 and 210-pounds, Williamson recorded 127 tackles and 6 interceptions last season for the Falcons. He also caught 15 passes for 250 yards and 4 touchdowns on offense.

Williamson's former teammate at Jordan - T.J. Thorpe - will be a freshman for the UNC football team this fall. He enrolled in school in Chapel Hill this spring.

In a previous interview with HighSchoolOT.com, Williamson said Thorpe's presence in Chapel Hill was a selling point for him.

"I feel like he's going to take me in his arms and take me in so I can learn everything faster than the other freshmen," he said.

"It wasn't a hard decision for me... I ended up picking my dream school."

Back to On The Trail
COMMENTS

1 Comment



page 1
sort order: oldest first | newest first

This young man seems to have his priorities in order. So many times we see players choose a school because of a coach and not because of the school--and then end up disappointed. It appears he has looked at the whole picture when making this important decision.
oldtimecoach
July 28, 2011 6:36 a.m.
• Report abuse

page 1
sort order: oldest first | newest first

This blog post is closed for comments.

Blogs
*
More HSOT Today
*
More On The Trail
HighSchoolOT Forums
More HighSchoolOT Forums
  1. NickStevensHSOT: 24 Hours of HS Football starts Thus night at midnight on @HighSchoolOT. Going to be a fun 24 hours! #HSOT24
      — Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:03 PM
  2. HighSchoolOT: What do you think about the new header on http://t.co/9qqseesaE4? #countdowntokickoff http://t.co/gXGX3QA5Jn
      — Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:55 AM
  3. HighSchoolOT: RT @ErinESummers: Nothing better than waking up & hitting a football field. Had a great time at Rolesville this am, gonna be fun watching t…
      — Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:33 AM
  4. NickStevensHSOT: GREAT article about how we take amateur/youth sports too serious. "Your kid & my kid are not playing in the pros:" http://t.co/VrvoHHwCKZ
      — Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:57 AM
  5. NickStevensHSOT: RT @WRALSportsFan: NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules http://t.co/Y1Ek9c4NLH
      — Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:30 AM
  6. NickStevensHSOT: RT @Coachhm: @danspainhour @NickStevensHSOT Great Article it is spot on
      — Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:27 AM
  7. HighSchoolOT: RT @NickStevensHSOT: Have a story you want to share about club basketball, scouts or trainers? Planning a follow-up to my columns. nstevens…
      — Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:26 AM
  8. NickStevensHSOT: Have a story you want to share about club basketball, scouts or trainers? Planning a follow-up to my columns. nstevens@wral.com. #HSOT
      — Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:26 AM
  9. HighSchoolOT: RT @NJHS_Football: Appreciate Highschoolot hosting lunch @wral thanks #HSOTKickoff great to hear coach Steve Logan speak. Awesome job!
      — Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:05 AM
  10. ZachMayoHSOT: Twitter recruiters are so pathetic.
      — Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:18 AM
  11. HighSchoolOT: RT @Coach_Hammer: Today @HighSchoolOT kickoff event Steve Logan said,"find a way to win when you aren't supposed to, one of the greatest fe…
      — Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:17 AM
  12. Chris__Edwards: Tonight is one of those sleep with the window open kinda nights.
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 11:04 PM
  13. JamesAlverson: RT @Chris__Edwards: @JBBucsFootball @JamesAlverson Thanks for coming, coach! Looking forward to calling a couple of games this season.
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 9:16 PM
  14. ZachMayoHSOT: Just when I think I've seen it all on the #HSOT Forum.....
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 6:08 PM
  15. NickStevensHSOT: RT @danspainhour: Terrific article by @NickStevensHSOT. Recommended reading for parents, players & coaches. http://t.co/G7IfsVGUUG
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 5:18 PM
  16. HighSchoolOT: RT @jcconway: Kicking off #HSOT football coverage with coaches' and players' lunch at WRAL. Steve Logan, Tom Suiter on hand.
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 5:16 PM
  17. HighSchoolOT: RT @JBBucsFootball: Joe Stevenson in studio #WRAL #HSOTKickoff http://t.co/raTx5JGU4c
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 5:16 PM
  18. HighSchoolOT: RT @PHS_Bulldogs: @wral for #HSOTKickoff lunch @codygarner14 @CoachMinor
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 5:16 PM
  19. HighSchoolOT: RT @shoelesskc: @TaraAtWRAL @steveloganshow "Our defense couldn't stop an ice cream truck with a $100 bill" #HSOTKickoff #LoganZone
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 5:16 PM
  20. HighSchoolOT: RT @JBBucsFootball: Joseph Legg and Joseph Stevenson got their first taste of on-camera interviews today. #WRAL #HSOTKickoff @JamesAlverson
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 5:16 PM
  21. HighSchoolOT: RT @seth_champion: Had a great day at the #HSOTKickoff ! Also had a very good interview with @ErinESummers ! I hope to see y'all this seaso…
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 5:15 PM
  22. ZachMayoHSOT: Darius Robinson said in interview today that whoever comes out of the Big 8 will be a state champion at the 3A level. No arguments here.
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 4:18 PM
  23. HighSchoolOT: Winterton, Strunk among NCHSAA Hall of Fame honorees http://t.co/kwLloj3Y4W
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 3:31 PM
  24. HighSchoolOT: ALERT: N.C. High School Athletic Association names Hall of Fame class http://t.co/tGsZ5Bs3XC
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 3:22 PM
  25. HighSchoolOT: RT @jgravleyWRAL: You know high school football is nearing when the @HighSchoolOT kickoff takes place at #wral. http://t.co/9kB64KL5bS
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 2:53 PM
  26. HighSchoolOT: RT @waltersblake7: Thanks to @HighSchoolOT for such a great event today! Also thanks to @ZachMayoHSOT for the interview and @steveloganshow
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 2:39 PM
  27. ZachMayoHSOT: RT @waltersblake7: Thanks to @HighSchoolOT for such a great event today! Also thanks to @ZachMayoHSOT for the interview and @steveloganshow
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 2:35 PM
  28. HighSchoolOT: Thanks to everyone who came out to the #HSOTKickoff! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 2:34 PM
  29. ZachMayoHSOT: RT @Kendall_Hinton3: Great day at #HSOTKickoff
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 2:33 PM
  30. HighSchoolOT: RT @Kendall_Hinton3: Great day at #HSOTKickoff
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 2:33 PM
  31. HighSchoolOT: RT @JamesAlverson: #HSOTKickoff big day when Steve Logan speaks to HS Coaches and players here at WRAL. Ready for FB season #HSOT
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 2:33 PM
  32. JamesAlverson: RT @kleighru: Feeling so Friday Night Lights, doing pre-season interviews with coaches and players at the #HSOTkickoff
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 2:32 PM
  33. HighSchoolOT: RT @kleighru: Feeling so Friday Night Lights, doing pre-season interviews with coaches and players at the #HSOTkickoff
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 2:31 PM
  34. HighSchoolOT: RT @ErinESummers: RT @AaronSchoony: .@ErinESummers getting her interview on at #HSOTKickoff with #athensdrive head coach Chris Martin.
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 2:31 PM
  35. NickStevensHSOT: RT @hornetsad: @HighSchoolOT @NickStevensHSOT Great articles Nick!
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 2:27 PM
  36. ZachMayoHSOT: Thanks to all the teams that made it out to the #HSOTKickoff! Always great catching up with @Kendall_Hinton3. http://t.co/qtqFZl8Kuq
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 2:12 PM
  37. NickStevensHSOT: Interview Millbrook LB & #NCSU recruit James Smith-Williams at #hsotinvite http://t.co/g6AhquwfXj
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 1:32 PM
  38. ZachMayoHSOT: RT @TaraAtWRAL: Be emotionally ready to win the last play of the game - @steveloganshow #HSOTKickoff #LoganZone
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 12:40 PM
  39. ZachMayoHSOT: RT @jmgl: Loganisms: we couldn't score a touchdown against tall grass. #HSOTKickoff @steveloganshow
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 12:40 PM
  40. JamesAlverson: RT @jmgl: .@JamesAlverson running down @999TheFan coverage of HS football. #HSOTKickoff http://t.co/TXORxPeSgn
      — Monday, July 28, 2014 12:34 PM