Williamson Talks Spartans

Ohio wide receiver/defensive back Roger Williamson gives the latest on his offers and Michigan State.

Spartan Digest caught up with Roger Williamson of Dayton (Ohio) Dunbar High School as he was getting ready to go to Columbus, Ohio to celebrate his high school teams State Championship in basketball. As a three sport athlete, Williamson is one of Ohio's fast rising prospects and Michigan State has now offered and Williamson has interest.

"I like Michigan State and they've jumped right into my Top Five," Williamson said by phone. "They have a great program with some great coaches and it's a good academic school. I plan on taking a visit there in June."

With 20 scholarship offers already counted for, Williamson has put together a top five but knows things can always change.

"Right now I have Stanford, Michigan State, Wisconsin, North Carolina State and Kansas in my Top Five. I've also got offers from Maryland, Indiana, and Northwestern and like all the MAC schools."

Being recruited by most as a defensive back, Williamson doesn't care what position he plays as long as he's helping the team win.

"Michigan State and most of the schools are recruiting me as a defensive back. I'd prefer to be a DB, but I'll play whatever position the coaches want me to play."

As for leaving home for college, the Southwest Ohio native has no issues with leaving home.

"Location doesn't matter. If Stanford is the best school for me I must be willing to leave home and go there."

So what will turn Williamson's head and make him end his recruiting?

"Academics and the coaches I'm going to be around as well as the athletes already there. I'm looking to earn a degree in business as I want to own my own business someday. I must get along with the coaches as I know I'll be spending a lot of time with them. And I've got to feel like I fit in with the players already on the team. I'm not in a rush, once I take some visits and see what is best for me I'll known when it's time."

As for his strengths and areas of improvement, Williamson knows there is still work to be done.

"My speed helps me as I'm quicker than many on the field. I've got work to do in the weight room and on my tackling. Playing defense means I'll need to be more physical so I've got to get stronger."

SpartanDigest.com will continue to follow the path Roger (R.J.) Williamson takes on his road to making his college choice.

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