FOR THE FIRST time since 2005, Oregon State will not be holding postseason practices for a bowl game…
COMMIT: Beavs land L.A. tackling machine
And the catalyst of how he jumped onto the OSU radar was the youtube video of the 6-2, 210-pounder, which you can see embedded directly below.
Once on the OSU campus, things fell into place, he said.
"It was a positive atmosphere when I went up on my trip," said Williams. "They just won me over...it felt like family out there and it was easy to make my decision."
WILLIAMS DURING HIS senior campaign in 2009 logged 110 tackles, (60 solo), with three forced fumbles and was named first team all-Northeast region.
"But Oregon State really wanted to see what kind of person I was before they offered me...so I think it was the second day they offered me. (On the field) they like my explosion, they like how I hit and they like my footwork," said Williams.
WILLIAMS WAS A few points shy of a qualifying score and will use this fall to get his qualification status squared away.
His plan is to then join the Beavs in January, be able to go through spring ball and get a head start on all things Oregon State student-athlete prior to the Beavs' fall camp in 2011 -- similar to how Kenzel Doe and Jeremy Reynolds in the '11 class plan on graduating and arriving in Corvallis in January.
Williams becomes part of a Beaver class that includes WR Kenzel Doe, QB Peter Ashton, OT Justin Addie, CB Jeremy Reynolds, WR Chris Lampkins, WR Tyrequek Zimmerman and OG Connor Thomas.
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