Incoming Spartan: Justin Williams

We catch up with incoming freshman defensive back Justin Williams prior to him enrolling at Michigan State.

The time is fast approaching when Port Saint Lucie (Fla.) Treasure Coast safety Justin Williams will leave the sunshine state for East Lansing Michigan.

"I report on July 1st to Michigan State," said Williams. "It's bittersweet as I'm ending my high school career and leaving my family and friends behind. But I'm ready to start a new life and try and make it to the NFL to feed my family and support my family."

One thing that has changed since signing his letter of intent to play for the Spartans is the attention Williams got use to seeing from the recruiting process.

"All the hype has died down since I committed and signed," said Williams. "You know, when you get recruited, you get a lot of attention. But now, I'm just focusing on working out and conditioning to get ready to play at the next level."

Jones knows there is a chance to become homesick and already has made plans for when his mother visits him at college.

"I'm going to miss my family," stated Williams. "Especially my mom's cooking. I already to my mom she has to come up with a plate of Oxtails and some strawberry cheesecake. I love island food."

One thing the Spartans coaches have done well is keeping in close contact with Williams since signing day.

"I talk with Coach (Pat) Narduzzi like twice a month," said Williams. "He's been keeping in contact with me and has also stopped in school checking on me. They gave me my workout and I've been doing those and working on my defensive back drills so I can get everything better before I get up there."

Williams knows there will be plenty of changes in the months to come. But he's ready and willing to battle through them.

"I'm excited and not nervous," said Williams. "I'm more excited because I know what I can do. I just want to show the coaches and expose my talents to the world."

Looking back Williams came away with a positive official visit experience and knows what he'll remember most about all his experiences.

"I'll remember my official visits," said Williams. "I'll remember going places as I had never been out of Florida before. So going to all those different colleges was a great experience."


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