Quick Change

Things can change quickly in the recruiting game, and that's just what happened with Robert Williams, who wasn't planning on making his college choice for at least another week or so.

After visiting West Virginia this past weekend, cornerback Robert Williams was planning on one more trip, this one to Illinois, before sitting down to begin the decision-making process. All that changed, however, with one phone call from the Illini.

"Illinois told me they were cancellling my visit, because they already had enough DBs," Williams said on Tuesday afternoon. "Since they were the last visit I was going to take, I went ahead and made my decision based on the schools I had seen."

As noted in our exclusive interview with Williams on Monday, the Cincinnati native was very impressed with the family atmosphere at West Virginia - and that factor was the overriding one when he made his commitment to WVU.

"The progrma is just one big family," Williams reiterated. "The academics are good too, but I just felt welcome there. I know they wanted me. They were open and friendly -- both the players and the coaches.

"The visit to the coach's house was a big part of that," Williams continued. "I got to spend a lot of time with them, and they made me feel welcome. It just felt right."

Williams is the first high schooler of what figures to be a four or five-member defensive back class. Ryan Brinson, currently in prep school, will also begin his career as a WVU defensive back.


Williams, who plans to major in sports management or athletic training, currently carries a 2.4 GPA. He scored 740 on his first test attempt, and will be retaking it.

Williams said he was "pretty much set" with his decision, and does not plan to take any more visits.

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