He has been to Michigan for basketball camps, and to see the campus, and the basketball staff has watched him play during the summer. So it is safe to say that the Michigan coaches and Tyler Williams are very well acquainted with each other. Recently Williams made an unofficial trip to see a practice and to have the opportunity to bond with the Michigan staff once again.
"I came up to see a practice, plus the facilities that Michigan has up there," he told GoBlueWolverine. "I had a chance to talk with Coach Beilein as well as Coach Alexander. Both are very impressive. Coach Beilein told me that they are very interested in me and that he wants to see me play more."
Williams seems to enjoy the relationship that he and his recruiter Bacari Alexander are building together. They talk about a wide range of issues; Coach Alexander makes sure that Tyler is alert about what he sees for him in the future.
"Coach Alexander is very entertaining. He keeps me on my toes, he talks to me about academics and things like that. We have a growing relationship, and we are seeing where it goes from there. Coach also talks about seeing me filling in for Caris LeVert or Nik Stauskas, and to just keep working on all aspects of my game."
When Tyler came up to visit he had a chance to visit with a few players and to observe practice. The players really impressed him with the way they have improved their games over the summer.
"When I attend practice -- Nik Stauskas has really improved athletically and shooting the ball he doesn't miss a lot. Glenn Robinson has really gotten bigger and more athletic, which is really scary to even say that. Derrick Walton -- I really like him, he is going to be a success in Coach Beilein's system with what he can do."
Williams also made a visit to Michigan State to take in a game and a practice. As with Michigan he is trying to build a relationship with the Spartan basketball staff.
"I was up there for an unofficial visit during the football game against Indiana, and I had a chance to take in a practice and watch how they do things."
Tyler was able to talk to the coaches along with the players and get a better feel for the Spartans. For him at the end of the day it is about getting to know Coach Izzo and the program.
"Michigan State has a power style when they practice, and that was interesting to see how they get after it. I talked with Coach Izzo, and he just wants to get to know me better as well as what my thoughts were on the team. Assistant Coach Dwayne Stephens asked me could I see myself as a Spartan, and just wanting to continue to build our relationship. We have been talking now for about a year. I also had a chance to talk with Gary Harris and Denzel Valentine, and they were talking to me about how much they liked being at Michigan State. I had a nice visit and I enjoyed myself."
Williams currently has offers from Tulsa, Iowa State, Texas A & M, San Jose State, Creighton and SMU. He just wants to continue to work hard and not let anything get to him.
"I am getting more and more comfortable with the recruiting process," he said, "and just try to embrace the pressure of it all.
Tyler Williams visits Michigan again
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