Williams chose Mark Dantonio’s Spartans over the Cincinnati Bearcats, Purdue Boilermakers, and Marshall Thundering Herd. Williams announced his final list, which included Massachusetts and West Virginia among others. In the end, after visiting East Lansing with other recruits in January, Williams decided to go with recruiter Pat Narduzzi’s school.
The three-star cornerback determined that he would be best served by moving out of Florida, where he attended Treasure Coast high School in Port St. Lucie, despite an offer from the Florida International Golden Panthers. His verbal commitment came during his visit to Michigan State on the 18th of January and he became the 16th recruit to commit to the Spartans team.
This is Michigan State’s sixth signee of the day, adding to a class that includes 18 players in total. Of the 18 signees, Williams is the only cornerback to sign with the Spartans. He will be joining 6 other cornerbacks on the team. The 180 lb, 6’1″ player was a 3-year starter for his high school in Port St. Lucie, and he recorded 20 tackles while accounting for six total touchdowns in 2012. Coach Dantonio said the following of the player when he announced the signing on Twitter:
#6 J.Williams (Tre. Coast HS, FL) 10.5/100M, 20.7/200M, great rtn, ball skills, ability to tackle, has size, big play ability. #Spartans2013
— Mark Dantonio (@DantonioMark) February 6, 2013
Williams will add a great deal to the Michigan Spartans offensive efforts in 2013.