October 9, 2012

Williams selects Spartans

Michigan State received its 14th verbal commitment for the 2013 recruiting class on Tuesday when safety prospect Delton Williams of Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep selected the Spartans.

Williams chose Michigan State over offers from West Virginia, Nebraska, Boston College, Pitt, Penn State and others.

His commitment marks the third time this recruiting year that the Spartans have gained a verbal from Pennsylvania.

Williams joins high school teammate Damion Terry on the 2012 verbal commitment list. Terry committed to Michigan State in April.

Williams serves as a standout defensive player for Erie Cathedral Prep, as well as Terry's favorite receiving target on offense.

"Delton would love to be able to go to school with Damion, but I think more so he is real comfortable with the staff and Coach Dantonio and the people he has met there," said Erie Cathedral Prep head coach Mike Mischler."He (Williams) is a talented kid, a big kid, an athletic kid who will hit you. He has a big future ahead of him. He just wants to be at a good school with good people there."

Williams helped Cathedral Prep defeat crosstown rival Erie McDowell last Friday night, with a typical big game. Williams had TD receptions of 21 and 35 yards, and an 85-yard TD run for Erie Cathedral Prep, which improved to 6-0 and is the No. 1-ranked team in Pennsylvania in AAA.

"He is playing lights-out," Mischler said. "Delton is not only a physical leader on the team, he is a verbal leader. As he goes, our practices kind of go and our games go. He is charismatic, a very good kid that everybody follows. Everybody wants to be around him.

"He is responsible for about one quarter of Damion's pass completions. He's one of the top scorers around the area and has had two punt returns for touchdowns, one for 90 yards and a 55-yarder.

"He is our leader on defense, a physical kid. We are using him in a lot of different capacities, whether he's coming off the edge as a pass rusher, or being a run stopper."

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