Oct. 9, 2008
Raymond Williams was the blue chip running back at Cleveland Benedictine High School in 2003. He led the team to a state championship, was named Ohio's Mr. Football and received a full athletic scholarship from West Virginia.
From there, it was all downhill. He lost the scholarship when he was charged with involuntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery in 2004. He pleaded guilty and was spared a prison term.
The University of Toledo gave him a second chance, but he violated his probation last year and was sent to prison. He's out now and playing football at Division II Shaw University in Charlotte, N.C.
Maurice White was the other running back on that Benedictine state championship team.
"My own coaches kept steering me to Division III schools,'' White said Tuesday.
Fortunately for White, another Cleveland-area coach, Glenville's Ted Ginn Sr., who has a reputation for getting players to major colleges, thought otherwise.
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