figured all that lay ahead of him was his senior season before signing his national letter of intent to play college football at North Carolina
That remains the plan, but the Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.) quarterback said the NCAA investigation into the Tar Heels' program is causing him to look at other options in case something "goes wrong" with the North Carolina program.
Because of that, Williams has scheduled a pair of official visits. He will be on an official visit for Virginia Tech's game Oct. 16 against Wake Forest, and the week prior he plans on visiting Michigan official for its game against Michigan State.
"I really want to make a trip up to Virginia Tech and see how it is on a game night," said Williams, who is Scout.com's No. 13-ranked quarterback in the nation. "I want to see how it is up at Tech. I want to see how it is. If something goes wrong, maybe they could be my other option.
"If something goes wrong with North Carolina, Virginia Tech could be a good fit for the future."
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Williams said "the NCAA stuff is the reason" he is looking at other schools.
For now, he is considering himself a solid commit to North Carolina.
"I'm going to wait and see what happens, and if they get in trouble, I'll take it from there," Williams said. "If something goes wrong, I can change my mind."
Williams added the North Carolina coaches should be aware of his situation because his dad was getting in touch with them.
But whatever uncertainty surrounds Williams' recruitment, it isn't affecting his play on the field.
Mallard Creek is 3-0, and Williams started off with a bang. In the second game of the season, he completed 19 of 28 passes for 385 yards and seven touchdowns.
Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.) quarterback Marquise Williams committed to North Carolina before the NCAA investigation into the Tar Heels began. Now, with uncertainty in the program, he is making sure he knows all his options, which is why Williams said he will make an official visit to Virginia Tech.
UNC Commit To Visit Va. Tech, Michigan
Mallard Creek quarterback Marquise Williams discusses his reasons for scheduling official visits ...