Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Preparatory two-way athlete Delton Williams became the 14th member of Michigan State’s 2013 recruiting class Tuesday. The three-star prospect recently visited East Lansing for the Spartans’ game against Ohio State, and announced his intent to go Green this afternoon at his high school.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Williams held additional offers from Boston College, Duke, Illinois, Nebraska, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers and West Virginia. He cited a relationship with the MSU coaches as the biggest deciding factor.
Williams first visited MSU last fall for the Spartans’ Hail Mary win over Wisconsin. The affection he received from the coaching staff that day stuck out in Williams’ mind, and since then he feels MSU is the only program to show him that much attention in the recruiting process.
Williams visited MSU again in February for a junior day and received an offer as a defensive athlete one month later. He visited again in April and had a chance to further interact with the MSU coaching staff.
Williams totaled nearly 1,900 all-purpose yards and 13 touchdowns in just eight games as a junior and was named first-team All-State in Pennsylvania. He has been clocked at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash and boasts a max bench press of 285 pounds.