The recruitment of Centennial High School (Corona, Calif.) athlete Desmond Williams was far more than an individual affair.
With his parents by his side -- their thoughts and opinions being just as crucial as his own -- Williams made the decision to commit to Boise State Friday morning.
"(Boise State) is very interested in me," the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Williams said. "Not only did I like that, but my parents did as well. I haven't been on a visit yet, but my family and I felt very comfortable with me joining my new family at Boise State."
Boise State had been in contact with the Inland Empire recruit for a while now, but coaches saw him in person when they held a satellite camp at Corona Centennial at the beginning of June. He chose the Broncos over an offer from Pac-12 school Washington State.
Williams will visit The Blue in July after the dead period ends. Still, even without having visited campus, he and his family knew it was the right decision to commit.
"My dad wanted a place where I could focus on football and education and not get in trouble with the whole big city thing," Williams said. "He made sure he was comfortable with me being there. He wants to make sure I'm safe."
Williams will play nickelback for the Broncos, a position that requires enough athleticism to drop into coverage and enough strength to rush the quarterback. He has more than enough of both to get the jobs done.
"(Coaches) love how I can rush the quarterback and can still cover slot receivers as a nickelback," Williams said. "I'm athletic and strong enough to do both."
Williams received his first offer -- from Boise State- about a month ago, and Washington State offered right after. With it still being early in the recruiting process for him, he is open to what else may come his way.
"With Washington State, I'm going to stay in contact with them and other schools," Williams said. "I thought I would make this commitment to make sure I have my spot and it's safe. I hope to still get recruited."
Williams will be in Boise in July on an unofficial visit.
"After the dead period ends, my family and I will head to Boise," he said.
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