Williams Stays in Green
This story originally published on FOXSportsRecruiting.com

National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Nov 26, 2012


Lake Orion (Mich.) linebacker Derric Williams makes his commitment and is staying close to home.

Lake Orion senior linebacker Derric Williams will not have to change his colors, as he's going from Dragon green and white to Eagle green and white.

"Eastern Michigan offered me and I accepted it," he reported. "I was surprised by it. I thought they were going to offer, but I was still surprised when they did. I talked to my mom, talked to my coach, and decided it was a good fit for me. I can be close to home, so I decided to go try to make an impact there."

Beyond the proximity, the 6'2, 210-lb Williams also felt a good connection with Ron English and his staff.

"The coaches seem like a good group of coaches that I want to be around. Coach Hart, the coach recruiting me is a good guy, and basically showed me why I should go there, and said I can come there and help out with the program."

While helping the program and making an impact is expected, Williams is not expecting to be handed anything.

"They told me that they're glad to have me on, and I know they have a few guys leaving, but I don't expect to just go there and step in and play. I want to work out and get bigger."

Williams waited through his senior year for a Division-1 offer and finally got it, and now can simply look forward to college.

"It feels good. It's a big weight lifted off my shoulders. I don't have to worry about it anymore. I can just focus on school and get ready to play on Saturdays."



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