Gopher Commit Getting Acclimated

Although Minnesota commit Maxx Williams still has a year left in high school, he is already getting acclimated to the fast, psychical pace of a Golden Gopher practice.

"I have been at three of the Gopher practices," he said. "Everything about the team is so fast and coming together really good."

The new Golden Gopher head coach left an impression on the All-State Waconia (Minn.) athlete.

"Coach [Jerry] Kill is definitely a coach that will tell you when you do something wrong but always tells you when you do something right too," Williams said. "So he is a fair coach."

Williams—who committed to the Gophers as a tight end—spent a lot of time watching the tight ends work through drills during his three practice visits.

"They are going to be very physical with coach [Rob] Reeves," he mentioned after observing his future position coach. "He is a coach that likes to work hard."

The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder isn't participating in a sport this spring instead he is training to become a better football for the upcoming season.

"I lift every day after school and do my running to get faster," he explained.

It's not uncommon for opposing coaches to try and sway an already committed prospect but Williams—who gave his pledge to Minnesota in February—has a message for those coaches.

"I don't want to be recruited by anyone else," he said. "I am a Gopher."

Williams will join a host of committed and uncommitted prospects at TCF Back Stadium on Saturday for the Minnesota Spring Game. The game is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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