"It was just surreal. I love the coaches and people I got to talk to," Williams said. "Talking to coach Morris was special and have an opportunity to know what he really stood for, I enjoyed that."
Morris and the staff stressed that Williams isn't slotted to play one position and that stood out to him.
"I have an opportunity to play both sides of the ball because there's not another program that has told me that," Williams said. "Whatever can get me on the field, that's what I want to do."
Linebackers coach Archie McDaniel talked with Williams about how he feels he'd fit at linebacker.
“He thinks I can be a big player at the next level as a linebacker. I’m excited to get to play the position. I know that sometimes players switch spots at the next level. Getting to play at a beautiful school like SMU, [if I had] to play a position that’s not my primary position, I’m perfectly fine with that. I’ve played it before a bit.”
SMU's campus stood out to Williams and the commitment the school has made was really important to Williams, as well as his mother's opinion.
"The campus was beautiful and what they're doing with his facilities and coach Morris seems like a man of his word that they're trying to turn the program around," Williams said. "I wouldn't have felt right if I hadn't. She (mom) was very satisfied and I was going to base a lot of it off of her. She was really happy about it."
Williams has built a solid relationship with McDaniel over the course of his recruitment.
“We’ve been talking about the recruiting process,” Williams said. “At first, I was planning on waiting until about mid-December or early January before I was going to make any kind of decision. But after talking to him about how fast it (the recruiting process) is now, I actually know more about it."
"I'm solid in my commitment. I'm happy with the college I've chosen."