“They won so I'm excited. Defense wins all the battles in my eyes. They actually won out here,” Williams said. “They're improving. Everybody is improving. Ready to get here for good.”
Williams got his first taste of an SMU practice and he thinks it'll be more fast-paced than what he saw Saturday.
“The first little taste is going to be way more tempo and way more energy than that, but I liked what I saw,” Williams said.
To get ready for that fast pace, Williams is already working out with SMU's workout book and getting ready to get up to SMU.
“They sent me that workout book so I'm on week three of that,” the 6-1, 200-pound future SMU Star hybrid linebacker said. “It's difficult, but it's not anything I'm not used to and I like to work.”
After watching his future position closely Saturday, he's excited to see himself there as a Mustang.
“The players that were in that position today made a lot of plays today so seeing myself in that position and making plays is exciting,” Williams said.
Williams said he hasn't kept up much with defensive coordinator Van Malone, but knows he's busy and that expectations will be sky high.
“We haven't talked much because he's been busy recruiting for the new class and stuff on the road, but there are high expectations coming in at that position.”
“Just to come in and compete and learn from the guys that are older than me,” Williams said. “Learn the system so I can compete to the best of my ability.”
The Houston native was impressed with the family atmosphere on display Saturday, knowing that's exactly what he saw while he was being recruited by the staff.
“You see everyone is hugging out here and shaking hands and stuff. No one is mad at each other and everybody is working. It's the family atmosphere out here that sold me.”