"First it was coach [Rob] Likens, and then coach Likens and I talked for about 15 minutes," Williams said of the day he received his Bears offer. "Then, after that, coach [Sonny] Dykes wanted me to call him, and we talked about the offer for about another 10 minutes."
The Bears want the speedy Williams -- who runs a 4.45-second 40 -- to be the speed slot receiver in the new high-powered offense.
"They told me a lot about the offense," Williams said. "They're coming from Louisiana Tech, which had the No. 1 offense, averaging about 52 points per game, which is ridiculous. They love to throw the ball, and I love to catch it, so it sounds like an awesome deal.
"I can go out wide, go deep, do whatever they need me to do to contribute to the team."
During his early research on Cal, Williams has found a lot to like about the program and the school.
"I learned that Cal has the third-best business school in the nation, which is, in my eyes, really important, because that's what I plan on majoring in," Williams said. "That's going to be a key factor. I'm still learning some things about Cal, and I'm trying to get down there in the summer and take an unofficial visit, just to check out the campus out in Cali. I mean, it's in Cali, so I'm sure it's just amazing."
Williams is hoping to make a visit early in the summer, and has entertained the possibility of committing on his birthday, on June 16, but it's likely that won't come to pass.
"Everybody's pretty much even right now, and I haven't really started pushing people aside or moving people up to the front," Williams said. "I'm just trying to take it all in and enjoy the process, and then, sometime in the summer, me, my dad and my mom will all sit down and discuss it. My dad always told me to fit in where you fit in."