Chapel Hill’s Robbie Williams burst onto the scene last fall as a member of the Bulldogs’ receiving corps.

He caught 28 passes for 419 yards and a team-leading eight touchdowns in 2017, and despite his eventual recruitment this spring, Williams knows there is always room to improve.

“I need to work on my explosiveness and coming out of my breaks,” Williams said.

The Chapel Hill playmaker checks in at No. 19 on’s East Texas 25, a list of the area’s top recruits in the 2019 class.

Williams (6-3, 195) currently holds Division I FBS scholarship offers from Louisiana-Monroe and Southern Miss, and additional FCS opportunities from Alcorn State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, McNeese State, Northwestern State, and Prairie View A&M.

And so far, Williams is enjoying the process.

“The recruiting process has treated me fairly well,” he said. “What I like about it is the coaches that believe in me and who have showed me love.”

The only drawback, Williams says, is the pressure that comes along with the attention.

“The part I dislike is that it’s stressful and you realize you can’t make everyone happy,” he said.

So far this summer, Williams has it the camp circuit hard, making appearances at satellite camps at both ETBU and Texas A&M-Commerce, along with on-campus stops at Baylor and Texas State.

He said he also plans on attending camps at TCU, Texas, Southern Miss, and Stephen F. Austin before his senior year of high school begins in August.

Williams said he believes his size works to his advantage on the field.

“My biggest strength is my physicality, being able to go up and get the ball,” he said.

Expect the recruitment of Williams to continue to intensify this summer and into the fall.

Williams said Bowling Green, Nevada, Tulane, and SFA have all shown high interest in offering.

East Texas 25 Class of 2019

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