Williams Ends His Recruitment

Middle Tennessee picked up their second verbal commitment in the 2008 class, as DeMario Williams gave them the word this week.

DeMario Williams took a bunch of factors into consideration when he looked at prospective schools, but distance clearly played the biggest role, as he will play his college ball close to home.

"When it was all said and done he wanted to stay close to home and we are within an hour of MTSU," Culleoka (Tenn.) School coach Bruce Slaten said. "I think MTSU absolutely got the steal of the 2008 class."

"The more he was up there and on campus the more he felt comfortable with it," Slaten said. "He's got several friends that are in school up there and it's relatively close to home. He likes Coach Davis and Coach Pepelea.

According to Slaten, Williams got a variety of college interest. He said Western Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan State and Clemson were among the most active pursuers for the talented guard.

Williams brings a number of things to the table, as he'll play combo minutes for the Blue Raiders and he's also one of the better defenders on the circuit.

"He's a big guard that is right at 6-4," Slaten said. "He can do multiple things. I think he can play shooting guard and I think he play the point. He's real athletic and real explosive. He's going to be multi-dimensional for them because defensively he's outstanding."

The 6-foot-4, 170-pounder guard is MTSU's second commitment for the 2008 class. He joins Aundra Williams, of Orlando (Fla.) Boone, to make up their two man recruiting class.

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