Williams (6-3, 205) holds offers from Alabama, USC, Texas A&M, and many more. Williams released a top seven that did not include Michigan State, but did include Miami (FL), Alabama, Michigan, Oregon, Penn State, Texas, and UCLA in early April.
Despite not making the cut, Williams had been planning a trip to East Lansing for some time now. The Spartans earned themselves a spot on the list after the trip.
“They are for sure a top school for me,” Williams said. “The atmosphere this weekend was amazing weather was great fans were out great college town.”
“This visit has been in the works for a long time,” Williams said. “My relationship has grown a lot with the coaching staff, especially with Coach Hazelton. I was able to spend the entire weekend with him. He clearly made it known I am his top linebacker target and I am his guy. It means everything (to hear that) coming from him. I truly am blessed.”
Williams arrived in East Lansing on Friday (April 14) evening in order to begin his visit early, before the Michigan State spring game.
“I was there all day Saturday and most of Sunday,” Williams said. “(Saturday morning) we had meetings, the photoshoot and just feel for the program. Then it was practice.”
After practice Williams sat down with Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker, a conversation that really stood out to the four-star.
“I got to meet with Coach Tucker Saturday night,” Williams said. “He is just a real genuine guy. He is a humble and chill guy, just one of the realest.”
“It was really more than football,” Williams said about his meeting with Tucker. “He cares about what football can do for me, not what I can do for football. We didn’t really talk about football at all. It was just more about me as a person. I respect him fully for that.”
The defensive background of Tucker along with Michigan State’s defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Scottie Hazelton stood out to Williams, who was impressed by the linebacker group during practice.
“That’s a huge plus for me,” Williams said. “He is one of the founders of that 4-3 defense. “Their linebacker room is great right now, they will have a solid squad this year.”
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