Spartans add Pleasant and Williams to class

Spartans get big influx of talent into secondary with today's commitments from Montrose, MI safety Aubrey Pleasant and Pima Community College cornerback Demond Williams. Williams was selected to's All-JUCO Region 1A first team.

(EAST LANSING) - John L. Smith has added two more players to his recruiting haul from last weekends visit. The Spartans have landed hard-hitting safety Aubrey Pleasant of Montrose (MI) high school and cover corner Demond Williams of Pima JC (AZ).

Williams, 5-foot-11, 185-pounds, was named first team all-JUCO in Region 1A by The native of Jackson, AL split time between running back and corner his final year in high school, but once he enrolled at Pima he was shifted permanently to corner. The move paid dividends as he picking off four passes to lead the Western States Football League.

"At first I was saying I wanted to be the best corner in the league," Williams said. "I am shooting higher than that. I want to be the best corner in the nation," said Williams.

His speed and ability to cover is what convinced the Spartans to lure him to East Lansing. He is expected to step in and play immediately in a talent depleted secondary at MSU.

"He's another one of those guys blessed with great talent," said PCC defensive coordinator Brian Graves told the Tucson (AZ) Citizen. He's probably the fastest guy we have on the team right now. He runs a 4.3 (in the 40-yard dash). That type of athleticism you don't see in to many kids.

"His confidence is second to none. He's a confident player and a leader type. He is confident in his own ability, and he makes people around him better. He's one of those guys that gives you 100 percent all the time. He makes everyone around him better."

Joining him in the Michigan State secondary is Montrose (MI) safety Aubrey Pleasant. Pleasant is among the most highly recruited players in the state of Michigan and was among those who visited the Spartans over the weekend.

He believes that MSU head coach John L. Smith is putting together an awesome program.

I love that coach Smith is going to put his best athletes on the field," Pleasant told the Lansing (MI) State Journal. "It might not work at some places, but that's what they're doing there. "I love that and I want to be a part of it."

The Spartans may not be done. Five star blue chip quarterback Antonio Bass is said to be slightly leaning towards the Green and White. Bass wants to play quarterback and his initial favorite, Michigan, only wants him as a wide receiver/defensive back.

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