The Michigan State Spartans signed their sixteenth commit on National Signing Day at 9:01 a.m., with Delton Williams, the no. 40 athlete and no. 14 Pennsylvania class of 2013 player according to Rivals.com.
Williams chose Mark Dantonio’s Spartans over the West Virginia Mountaineers. Prior to making his announcement, Williams received offers from a total of 16 schools, including Big Ten conference members Nebraska, Penn State, and Illinois.
The three-star athlete chose to leave the state of Pennsylvania, where he attended Cathedral Prep School, despite receiving an offer from the Penn State Nittany Lions. Williams will be joining Cathedral Prep teammate, quarterback Damion Terry at Michigan State.
This is Michigan State’s sixteenth signee of the day, adding to a class that includes 18 players in total. Of the possible signees, Williams is the only recruit for the class of 2013 who comes with the hybrid position “Athlete” as his title. The 6’2″ 205 player was named 2012 PFN Class AAA Defensive Player of the Year and he accounted for nearly 2,000 all-purpose yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior. Scout.com listed Williams as one of the top outside linebackers (number 47). He was invited to participate in the 2013 Big 33 Football Classic and was a three-year starter for the Cathedral Prep School team. Williams will be a strong, versatile addition to the Michigan State Team who can play a variety of positions with skill.
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