December 13, 2009
Williams impressed with official visit
For Union Grove defensive end Anthony Williams the recruiting process lasted long than he originally planned, but once the decision was made he became part of the Georgia Tech family. This weekend Williams with most of the other 2010 commitments made the trip over Atlanta to hang with the Yellow Jacket family for an official visit.
"It went really well and we all pretty much have stayed in contact with each other, but this weekend we got a chance to get a little closer," Williams said. "It was a lot of fun to hangout and be around each other."
After spending a lot of time on the Tech campus over the last two years, Williams feels at home though part of the official visit were more in-depth than his previous trips.
"We pretty much went through the campus tour which I have seen because I have been there a lot and we ran around played," he said. "We got to see some of the stuff on the academic side of things and met with some of the professors. It was a great visit. The food was the best part."
During the visit, Williams sat down with Yellow Jackets defensive line coach Giff Smith to discuss where he fits into plans for 2010. Williams was surprised by how frank Coach Smith was with him about how important he is to the team.
"We had position meetings and I was able to talk to Coach Smith a lot over the whole weekend," he said. "He is always telling me how badly they need me to come in and perform because they have struggled a lot this year on the defensive line. We went over some defensive schemes and some stuff."
Williams hung out with Emmanuel Dieke, Anthony Allen, Dominique Reese and Daniel Drummond during his visit. After talking with the staff, Williams is going to enjoy the rest of his senior year and maintain his current shape before he joins the Jackets in June.
"Right now I weigh around 230 and they are not too worried about me putting on more weight until I get there," he said. "The whole thing feels really comfortable for me. When I am up there with the other commitments, the other players and the redshirt freshmen they all feel like family to me."
One of the biggest things Williams is looking forward to playing with fellow commitment, safety Isaiah Johnson again. The two life-long friends will get a chance to wear the same uniform next fall for the first time in several years.
"I have played with Isaiah Johnson since I was five or six years old so we are pretty close. We talk a lot, probably every other day," Williams said. "It will be really cool playing with him again."
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