Williams makes his choice

West Virginia has landed a pledge from Devin Williams, and it gives them two top 100 commitments in the 2013 class.

Four-star forward Devin Williams had a log and intense recruitment. The Cincinnati native decided to make a trio of unofficial visits, and then on Saturday night came to the conclusion that he wanted to play for the West Virginia Mountaineers.

"It just came down to my comfort level with the assistant coach and the head coach," said Williams of his decision to pick WVU. "They had been recruiting me for four years as well, but more than anything it was just the comfort I had with them that made me commit.

In the end the decision came down to Ohio State and West Virginia, and Williams says over the last week it was very difficult.

"I definitely went back and forth a lot," said Williams. "I knew I couldn't go wrong with any of the schools recruiting me and I just had to weigh all the pros and cons. I wasn't sure until the very end and with Huggs being a Cincinnati guy and me growing up watching his teams I just knew it was the right place for me."

Now the 6-foot-8 Williams can focus on his senior season at Montverde (Fla.) Academy. He is hoping for a big season, and has big expectations for himself this season and going forward.

"I hold myself to a very high standard," said Williams. "As a freshman at West Virginia I expect myself to come in and play right away."

He continued, "I have told Coach Huggins I want to be a pro, and he has told me that he can only give me the road map and the tools, he can't make me something I don't want to be. I am ready to work hard and accomplish all of my goals."

Williams is the second four-star Ohio native to commit to West Virginia in the 2013 class joining Columbus native Elijah Macon. Also West Virginia has pledges from Nathan Adrian and Brandon Watkins in the 2013 class.


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