Tyler Williams was one of a trio of visitors who recently took an unofficial excursion to Starkville to learn more about the Bulldogs. While Williams was a huge Mississippi State lean, he elected to take a few days longer to consider taking the Maroon and White plunge.
"I pretty much knew what I was going to do like the day after my unofficial visit." Williams said. "I just felt like now was the right time and I was ready to go on board with the Mississippi State family."
Williams is the 13th member of the Mississippi State 2017 projected signing class and the ninth player in that grouping that hails from a Mississippi high school program. Earlier this evening, Williams made the call to Starkville to declare his college intentions.
"I called and spoke with Coach Dan Mullen," Williams said. "He was really excited. He told me that he was glad that I wanted to be a part of the Mississippi State family and that he can't wait to get me up there."
With double digit college options available, the 6-3, 185 pounder elected to cast his lot with the home state Bulldogs. While some other programs may choose to test the level of his commitment to Mississippi State, Williams reports that his choice is clear.
"I talked everything other with my parents and once they were on board, I was ready to make my commitment," Williams said. "I am solid in my commitment and I am just excited about my future at Mississippi State."
The summer months will be extremely busy for Williams. The talented corner plans to fine tune his skills in multiple sports in addition to lending a hand to aid in putting together the Mississippi State signing class.
"I am going to be really busy," Williams said. "I am going to have summer baseball, summer basketball and I am going to play with my 7-on-7 team, the Mississippi Grind. We're going to be going to a lot of games and playing in a lot of tournaments. I haven't really been recruiting many of them, but I will be."
Williams chose the Bulldogs over offers from Cincinnati, Harvard, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, South Alabama and UAB among others. Regarded as one of the top defensive backs in his home state, Williams is expected to challenge for All-State honors and consideration for inclusion on the All-Star team that will take on their counterparts from Alabama in the annual battle for bragging rights, the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game.