Williams Ready to Enroll

Melvin Williams arrived in Chapel Hill over the weekend and is set to start classes – and his UNC career – on Wednesday.

"To be honest, I'm a little nervous," Williams said shortly before departing. "It's not that I am scared because it's a big University. I'm just nervous because of the transition from a junior college to a University. My biggest thing is I know North Carolina is a challenging school, academically. I'm always a good student and stay on top of my grades; I just don't know how hard it is compared to a junior college."

Williams, a 6-foot, 205-pounder, holds completely opposite thoughts when it comes to the football field.

"I'm not intimidated," Williams said. "I've got to earn people's respect and they've got to earn my respect – that's the biggest thing. I'm a new person, but I know what the college life is like."

It's not yet clear what position Williams will play once Spring Practice begins.

"One of [the UNC] coaches told me I'm listed as a safety on the board," Williams said. "But, they need some corners right now. So I would imagine they would try me out at both."

The majority of Williams' playing time at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College came at strong safety. However, he was an all-atate cornerback during his days at Lebanon (Tenn.) Wilson Central High School.

Williams said he will meet up with UNC's Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jeff Connors, Wednesday.

"I was talking to the players and they were like ‘Man, workouts start right when we start school,'" Williams said. "I'm prepared. I'm ready for it. I had a hard strength and conditioning coach at Coffeyville Community College that pushed me hard the past two seasons."

As of Monday night, Williams is UNC's lone spring enrollee. Dwight Jones, who spent the fall at Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy, was expected to join him, but is still awaiting qualifying test scores.

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