Williams Talks Bulldog Offer

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, linebacker Justice Williams has some ties to SEC country. Despite growing up in the Lone Star State of Texas, Williams has a healthy respect for the programs of the Southeastern Conference. After a weekend visit to Mississippi State, the athletic linebacker now holds an offer from the Bulldogs.

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"I had a great time at Mississippi State," said Williams. "My brother (Kevin Williams Jr.) plays at Southern Miss.

"That's why I was in Mississippi already, so we planned to go to the spring game at Mississippi State."

It appears that the visit to Starkville was an eye opener for the Wakeland High School star.

"I love the campus, the facilities and all of the coaches," said Williams. "It was just great.

"It was a lot bigger than I expected it to be and everything was really nice.

"It would be a great place to play and to go to school."

The three star linebacker had the chance to learn more about his options at Mississippi State during his time on campus.

"I got to talk to some of the recruiters when I first got there and then I got to meet and shake hands with Coach Mullen," said Williams. "Later on, I got to meet with the linebacker coach and defensive coordinator, Coach (Geoff) Collins.

"He was glad that I was really 6-4, 200. He told me that I was the type of linebacker he was looking for and that he loved my frame.

"He said that they could put some weight on me and that I would be a great fit for their defense."

Shortly after this meeting, Williams received some good news from the Bulldogs' head coach.

"I got the chance to talk with Coach Mullen again and he told me that they had an offer for me," said Williams. "They really excited me.

"Mississippi State is one of my top schools now. I am really excited about the offer."

The Bulldogs may be the last school to get a spring time visit from the athletic linebacker.

"I am going to wait and see how things go this spring," said Williams. "I have been to a few schools and now I am just going to wait and see if I pick up any more offers and then me and my Dad are going to sit down and figure out which schools we are going to visit this summer."

In no rush to decide, Williams is looking at all aspects of the college experience.

"I am probably going to wait and make my decision after the season," said Williams. "I am looking at the academic side of things really hard.

"I want to be able to go somewhere to play, but I also want a quality education too.

"I know that the chances of going to the league are small, so I want to prepare myself for life after football.

"I want to get a great education, so that I can support myself and my family once I am done playing football."

Williams currently holds offers from Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State and Tulsa.

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