D.J. Williamson Excited For Michigan

The Warren G. Harding receiver tripped to Michigan officially last week. GoBlueWolverine caught up with the long-time U-M commitment about his trip, and his legacy high school.

D.J. Williamson is getting busy with his spring schedule.

"I'm going to be in track in the next two weeks or so, so I've been getting ready for that and I've been lifting."

That didn't stop the blazing fast 6'2", 175 pound receiver getting his chance to squeeze in his official Michigan visit last week. Part of his job was staying on his teammate, Davion Rogers, to become a Wolverine instead of a Mountaineer.

"I was on him all week about the official and how he should commit to Michigan. Then once he saw the stadium and the facilities and everything, he wanted to become a Wolverine. I was happy to have somebody from Warren come up there with me."

On his official, Williamson was able to see some things that he hadn't been able to on his plethora of unofficial visits.

"I was up there a lot before, but that was my first time really being on campus. I love it up there. I wouldn't rather be anywhere else. Roy Roundtree was my host. He took me around campus, showed me around the dorms where I'll be at and where all the classrooms will be at and everything. We hung with some of the other teammates from the team. I hung with Shoelace, Mike Shaw, Mike Cox, and a couple other guys as well."

Part of the fun of the weekend was the constant video game battles, in which Antonio Kinard came away the crowned king. Williamson says he's more prone to on the real-field exploits.

"Yeah (laughing)… I really don't play that much, but I'm alright. I didn't take anyone down, but I do that on the real field (laughing)."

Williamson also got to spend more one on one time with the coaches, and he got ample time to grab the ear of receivers coach Tony Dews.

"I talked to Coach Dews, and he told me how they're going to play the best receivers and they're going to travel with six. He was telling me it's going to be hard, it won't be easy. I'm ready for it though. I think I'm going to end up playing slot receiver because of my speed. I think that's where I'm most comfortable at, because that's where I played at in high school."

His legacy high school, Warren G. Harding, has produced two former great Wolverines in Mario Manningham and Prescott Burgess. For their part, Williamson and Rogers are excited to continue the Warren-to-Michigan connection.

"I'm real excited. Michigan Is where I've always wanted to go to school at since I was a little kid, so it's like a dream come true. It's real big for me and Davion (to continue the Warren G. Harding to Michigan connection). I talk to Rio (Mario Manngingham) here and there. He just told me to do my best, to play as fast as you can. He actually called me right after I committed and talked to me about it. He was basically just saying do your thing up there. He was excited for me. I always used to look up to Mario, because I used to be the waterboy for all these guys."

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