Maxx Williams Commits to Minnesota

The Gophers' coaching staff has been off to a hot start receiving commitments from some of Minnesota's top players. The trend continued tonight when Maxx Williams gave head coach Jerry Kill his commitment. caught up with the newest commit to discus his decision.

"It's nice to get it done with," Williams said. "I've been to other schools and talked with other coaches and I just knew it was the perfect fit for me. I really love it down at the campus and I just want to be a Gopher and be a part of turning the program around and being a part of history."

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Williams plays both ways as a running back on offense and linebacker on defense. As a junior he rushed for 1,268 yards and 18 touchdowns on offense and on the other side of the ball he recorded 57 tackles and one interception. Coach Jerry Kill has told Williams he plans on using him as a tight-end.

The coaching staff was one of the big reasons why he committed, here's what he had to say about the coaching staff.

"I love that the coaches are honest and that they'll tell you how it is no matter what," he said. "They work hard and they want to win."

Williams went in person to tell Coach Kill his decision tonight. How did Coach Kill react?

"He seemed really happy and really surprised. Coach Miller, from my recruiting area, was ecstatic."

Maxx Williams is the son of former Gopher and NFL Giants center Brian Williams. How did his parents react when he told them he had made his decision?

"They're loving it because they're both Gophers too so they're very excited."

Williams was offered last Tuesday when he had a one-on-one meeting with coach Kill where they discussed the state of the program, what their plans for the program are and the formal offering of a scholarship.

When asked what he brings to the team, the Gophers' newest commit responded, "I work hard, be a great leader and teammate, do my best all of the time and always put the team first."

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