One of the top prospects in the 2020 recruiting class is Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods running back Miyan Williams.

A record setting back, Williams has put together a solid and growing offer list and has made a few visits in the past few weeks.

First Star Football Report talked with Williams about a few of the schools he’s seen interest from.

My visit went great. They want to get to know me more and want me to come to camp. It would mean a lot to get an offer from them. I’m talking with Coach (Tony) Alford and he’s a cool guy to be honest.

I’ve been to Kentucky a couple of times. It’s a good place with great coaches and a great staff. They were my first offer. It would be good to go there as it’s not too far from home. Plus, they have history with us Ohio boys. I’m talking with Coach (Vince) Marrow and Coach (Eddie) Gran.

Cincinnati is a great place to be and they have a great staff with great players. Coach (Luke) Fickell is a great dude. I’m talking with Coach (Marcus) Freeman and Coach (Doug) Phillips. We text a lot here and there and they’ve visited me at school.

I’ve not had a chance to go up there but plan to make a trip in a couple of weeks. I’m talking with Coach (Jay) Harbaugh. Michigan is a great school and my relationship with Coach Harbaugh has been great since he came and visited me.

While Williams describes himself as a silly and quiet person. Opponents might have a different opinion of the talented running back.

“I really try and stay humble and just work hard,” he said. “All the attention doesn’t really do nothing too me as I’m kind of use to it and don’t get cocky or anything.”

When did Williams realized he could take his talents to the college level?

“I realized after my sophomore year I could play at the next level,” he continued. “I had a great season and we went to state.”

Williams knows he’s benefitted by being at one of the top programs in Ohio. He also feels there are lessons the game has taught him and the others who have come before him.

“Football has taught me a lot,” he said. “It taught me to become a better person in life and how to control things. We have a great coaching staff and environment to be in at Winton Woods.”

As for what it’s like when he gets the ball. Williams has only one thing on his mind.

“I just think about winning and try to score every time I get the ball,” he stressed.  

As for how the past two seasons ended, Williams and his teammates remind themselves there is work still needed to be done.

“We talk about it every day on how we have to go and get the ring,” he said. “It is frustrating as we keep getting closer, so we just have to keep fighting.”


Dave Berk

Team publisher and recruiting analyst for from 2002-2017. Founded Dave Berk Consulting (, a football recruiting consulting company focused on helping families through the recruiting process in 2016. Founded First Star Football Report in fall of 2018. Has appeared on national, regional and local television and radio including NFL Network, FOX Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, 700 WLW, 980 WONE, WCPO CH9 and more. Provided recruiting analysis for FOX Sports Ohio weekly high school game of the week in Southwest Ohio area and was an analyst for the Time Warner Sports (Spectrum Sports) Ohio National Signing Day show.


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