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To me Rocky, he looks a tad faster than Holmes too. It sounds like they'll both get an opportunity to show their wares at the all important to our offense "Big Back" spot. Wouldn't surprise me if Delton ends up being the man.
Definitely faster than Holmes. He doesn't have elite speed but they use him on kick returns and stuff and he's a DB. Pretty fast.
For sure. His HS highlight film is pretty crazy. Close to as fun as the Jalyn Powell footage.
That's a nice jump. Glad we got him, could be the sleeper in this class still even as a 4 star.
Williams is #12 on the PennLive Top 50 Pennsylvania Recruits list
From now until National Signing Day on Feb. 6, Andrew P. Shay will be profiling the Top 50 recruits in Pennsylvania.
Williams got a .1 bump from Rivals, now a 5.7 3-star from 5.6. Jumped 15 spots in the positional rankings, up to the #40 athlete in the country. Not quite the 4-star bump 247 gave him, but a tip of the cap nonetheless.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
PennLive is running a series small profiles for the Top 50 Recruits in Pennsylvania.
Here is the one for Williams
Video at the link
Pennsylvania's Top 50 football recruits: No. 12 Cathedral Prep ATH Delton Williams
Andrew P. Shay | email@example.com
on January 30, 2013 at 12:00 PM, updated January 30, 2013 at 12:12 PM
Most have no idea where this dynamic football player fits best on a college field, but that’s for the Michigan State coaching staff to figure out. What the fans in East Lansing have coming their way is the most well rounded overall athletes in the state. … Williams could play running back or wide receiver on offense and either linebacker or safety on defense. And special teams should be an option as well.
Plays the game with a joy and passion that can’t be missed. Don’t mistake his fun loving attitude for a soft side. Williams is a ferocious hitter who will wipe you out then help you up with a huge smile on his face. … Totaled more than 1,600 total yards rushing and receiving as a senior for the PIAA champions with 25 touchdowns. … Best guess is safety is his ultimate landing spot, but he’ll need to become a more complete coverage guy on deep balls to fill that role to its fullest. Williams is one of those guys that fits into the category of football player. Just find him any spot on the field.
A talent who plays the game with an unmistakeable joy, Williams has all the tools to play on either side of the ball but his most likely landing spot is safety or linebacker.
This post was edited by Spartan_in_PA 18 months ago
Coach D saying he will start his career at RB and that he reminds him of LeVeon in HS.
I've been saying right along that Delton Williams would begin his MSU career as a RB.
When MSU first offered him, it was as a S or maybe a OLB.
When the staff started to realize that it was likely that Le'Veon Bell would declare early for the NFL, then Delton became a RB recruit.
If we could just take 2-4 Delton's every year, our RB/S/OLB positions would have great depth. Our ST would probably be phenomenal too.
Of course, now that I have "advice" for Dantonio's back-7 and RB, it seems clear I've gone off the deep end... he just might know what he's doing...
laconophilia is everywhere...
From what i've read and seen on highlight film, Delton appears to be more of the Baker/Caper style than the Bell style. Coach D compared him to Bell, but I'm not seeing a physical bruiser as much as I am a shifty speedster...
Am I way off here?
He is shifty but doesn't have that elite speed. I believe he is a bit faster then Laveon, however. He plays really tough, probably due to all the time he spent tackling on the defensive side of the ball. He's not nearly as big (yet), but he is about 5 pounds heavier the Bell was coming to MSU if the rumors of 225 are true.
Now with a PhD in Applied Llama Physics...
Definitely faster than Le'Veon. He returned punts/kicks in HS and scored quite a few times. Has a big frame that Mannie will add some strength to.
Delton is in the 215-220 lbs. range now and is physically D-1 ready.
I assume he'd never get to the 240lb range like Bell played at, but I think he could be around 6'2 230 and have more speed than Bell.
I believe Bell came in at 220 as well, not sure if Delton has the same build.
Edit: Quoting Macks
This post was edited by Dr RedHotLlama 17 months ago
Hoping and praying we don't desperately need him at RB because he looks like the most athletic SS I've seen unless he's fast enough to drop back but we've seemingly got a few good FS already on the team with Cox on deck.
Just wait for Cox... beast
Oh yeah I totally agree and JR Williams has been very good so far. It's an embarrassment of riches at DB for us. That's why I really want to see Delton at OLB or maybe the star position after Taiwan is done.
Got quite a few other STAR backers on the roster too...Darien Harris is a year behind Taiwan Jones. Shane Jones could play STAR too.
In 2015 we'll could see something like:
SAM: Riley Bullough
MIKE: Jon Reschke
STAR: Shane Jones
Absolutely; I'm actually glad Lewis and J. Jones are graduating so there's room for Cox, Williamson and Drummond .
I think Delton Williams ends up as a SAM LB. Just my 2 cents . . . now watch him rush for 140 yards on 10 carries vs. WMU, a la Le'Veon Bell in 2010 .
What I really like is that the coaches are going to have plenty of options at RB this year. To me that also says they've looked past Nick Hill as winning the starting job (Although I'm sure he'll compete).
I like Nick Hill, but he just isn't a starting RB in the Big Ten. He's a situational back at best.
That sounds unreal when you think about it. Late in the fall they were talking about Darien Harris getting a look at RB because he was so talented but he's at a position with overwhelming depth and athleticism. It's crazy how good we are at LB. now, if we hire a DL coach who wants to recruit look out.
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