Georgia State got to a very fast start in 2012 recruiting cycle and was able to reel in commitments and a much faster rate than is typical for FCS teams. One of the earliest pledges came from the younger brother of a then current Panther, Bryan Williams.
Williams’ older brother Arthur was a tight end for the Panthers the last two seasons and finished his career with 25 catches for 365 yards and 5 touchdowns. He will be forever linked to one of the most exciting game in Georgia State history when he nearly made the game tying catch in double overtime, but it was ruled that the great catch had come out of bounds and the touchdown was taken away.
The younger Williams’ is ready to follow up his brother at Georgia State and to build on the tradition already in place.
“Its a new program and i want to be a part of the new legacy by being on the first team that will be in the CAA,” Williams said.
As with most recruits, playing for a legend certainly has its appeal. However, Coach Curry has built a reputation over his career of not only being an excellent football coach, but a tremendous leader of men.
“The thing I am excited most about being a Panther is being under the leadership of Bill Curry,” Williams concluded.
At 6 foot 3 and 200 pounds Williams would certainly seem to project as an outside linebacker, but also has the speed to play strong safety. He led his team in tackles in 2010 has been clocked at 4.69 in the 40.
Bryan chose the Panthers over Norfolk State, Howard University, and North Carolina Central.