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A Loss For Words

A Loss For Words

Elizabeth High head football coach Chet Parlavecchio told his talented defensive tackle Hafis Williams, if Notre Dame contacts you again, it will probably be about an offer. A week ago, a school representative called and told the 6-foot-3, 290-pound New Jersey product to call Irish head coach Charlie Weis. Even though Williams knew an offer was coming, he still wasn't prepared for it.

Weis and Hafis Williams small talked for a minute about the weight room and school, and then Weis offered him a scholarship. Williams went speechless. He couldn't find words. "He asked if I was still there," Williams said with a laugh. "My coach had to answer for me. I was in complete shock. I was about to go to tears. When coach P was done talking, (Weis) told me he hopes to see me soon, and I...

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