Williams begins to emerge

Simeon sophomore D.J. Williams made a strong impression at the Chicago Elite Classic.

Playing as a freshman at Chicago (Ill.) Simeon is something that is very rare, but 2015 prospect D.J. Williams did that last season. Now as a sophomore he is a key part to one of the best teams in the country, and as no surprise recruiting interest is coming his way.

At 6-foot-5, Williams has good size on the wing and is someone who is constantly getting better with his skills. Now he is off to a strong start during his sophomore season.

"It is a good experience," explained Williams. "Last year I played varsity toward the end of the season so I saw how the intensity was going to be. This summer I just tried to work on my game and it is paying off right now."

Recruiting wise some of the top teams in the area are showing him attention.

"Illinois is on me real hard, Michigan State, and Florida," said Williams. "My offers are Illinois, Nebraska, and DePaul."

Williams has two high school teammates who have signed with Illinois, and get that offer from the Illini was a big deal.

"It was big," explained Williams. "That is my home school so they will be one of my top picks for sure in the future."

Also Michigan State has made an impression on Williams with the work they have done with other players in the past.

"Michigan State has been talking to my mom and I like their coaching staff," Williams noted. "Tom Izzo and the players are real cool. Also they do a good job of developing players."

Williams hopes to make several more unofficial visits during and after the season, and has no intentions of making any kind of early decision.

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