“I actually just had my last day of high school today,” he noted. “I have my graduation next Thursday … I feel like I got out of jail today. I feel like I was in prison for four years and now I’m finally done. High school was cool and all, but at the same time, it was a struggle waking up at that same time every morning. That’s why I can’t wait to get to college, set my schedule and wake up whenever my time is.

“I’m excited to be done, but it’s sad at the same time because I’ll probably never see half those people again. But I’m ready to open a new chapter in my life. I’m ready to meet new people and ready to be with my teammates.”

Standing in 6-6, 265 pounds, Williams has the frame to potentially outgrow the tight end position, but such a switch is not something he is considering at the current time.

“A lot of people feel that way, but I want to do whatever helps the team,” he stated. “Right now I think that’s at tight end. That’s why I’ve been losing weight and preparing myself to play tight end. I’m still athletic enough to catch passes and run routes.

“Basically I try to do cardio whenever I can, and then I do sprinting and a lot of long-distance running. I’m just doing whatever I can to get strong.”

Since signing with the Wolverines, Williams has managed to stay in close contact with his future teammates and build strong relationships that will help him moving forward.

“I went up for the spring game and I was hanging out with Bo Dever, Tom Strobel, Amarah Darboh,” he said. “We were just hanging out and getting to know everybody. It was a lot of fun … I text a lot with Bo Dever a lot. He’s one of my close friends and a guy I’ll be rooming with in the fall. I text Amarah all the time. I talk with them all the time, whenever I need something or whenever I want to talk about something.”

Noting that he will visit Michigan to work out after graduation prior to the permanent move on June 23, Williams has already found out exciting news about the Maize and Blue jersey he’ll wear, donning a number that carries special meaning to him.

“I’m going to be wearing No. 84,” he said. “That was the number I wanted. My dad wore No. 84 so I definitely wanted to represent him … it means a lot to me, especially when he’s going to be wearing my jersey up in the stands. He’ll be wearing his number while at the same time wearing mine.”


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