Williams On a Big Ten Tour

One the more exciting players in the Midwest is Detroit King RB Darrin Williams. He recently tripped to several Big Ten schools, including his second spring practice visit to Ann Arbor and a visit to East Lansing.

Darrin Williams is always on the move. That is one of the qualities that is making him one of the hottest recruits in the state of Michigan. He has dazzling open field moves and quick acceleration… traits which have definitely caught the eye of a number of Big Ten programs.

”I was up at Michigan last week for another practice, then I went to Michigan State,” Williams reported. “This weekend, I’ll be at Iowa and after that I’ll be going to Illinois and Ohio State.”

Williams was impressed at both in-state stops this weekend. His visit to East Lansing allowed him to see first hand how different the Spartans may be under new coach Mark Dantonio.

”They’re much more energetic there now,” said Williams. “I really like Coach Dantonio. He’s much more in touch with the players.”

The Spartans are equally impressed with Williams and want to bring him back to campus to make sure he fits into their offense.

”They want me to come back up,” he said. “They want me to show that I can catch the ball.”

In Ann Arbor, Williams took part in a photo shoot with the state of Michigan’s other top prospects for Tom Lemming’s annual yearbook. He also had the opportunity to take in his second of the Wolverines’ spring practices.

The explosive tailback was impressed with the how the team looked and he was also happy to talk to Fred Jackson, the Wolverines’ running backs coach, about how he might fit in.

”He [Coach Jackson] said they only have three scholarship running backs right now and they’re losing Mike Hart,” said Williams. “They’re going to need a running back this year.”

After his tour of the Big Ten, Williams will take the summer to visit more schools and attend more camps before he makes his college choice. There are options there for him and though he can cover 40 yards in 4.3 seconds, there is one thing he won’t rush, and that is his decision.


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