Williams Reflects on Official Visit

Lake Orion (Mich.) linebacker and future Eagle, Derric Williams reflects on his official visit.

Last weekend Derric Williams took his official visit to Eastern Michigan, and on that visit, Williams re-confirmed why he chose to play college football at EMU.

"It was good," Williams said. "It was better than I expected. All the coaches were cool and all the players up there were cool about everything too.

"We checked out the whole campus. And of course we checked out the football facilities. And we went to the (Eastern Michigan) presidents house. Just they showed the campus book store and the dorms where we will be sleeping at."

Williams just finished his senior season at Lake Orion (Mich.), where he helped lead the Dragons to the Division-1 semi-finals.

Currently, Williams is rated a two-star prospect according to the latest Scout.com rankings.

At 6-foot-1, 210-pounds, Williams is projected to play outside linebacker at Eastern Michigan.

"They said I am a guy who is athletic and they see me playing in space a lot, instead of staying in the box," said Williams.

Williams said after talking with the EMU coaching staff and witnessing the "good relationship" the coaches have in place with the current team—it only solidified his commitment to Eastern Michigan during his visit.

"After I left, I was actually happy about it," Williams said. "They seem like Lake Orion all over again, a football town where everyone likes football. The coaches are nice. I'm sure they might change, but they're nice and they got a good relationship with all the kids. I'm actually pretty happy that I chose to go there."


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