Published Wednesday, July 25, 2012 AT 9:44 AM / Updated at 9:44 AM
Recruiting: Western PA star down to Huskers, Spartans
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

It’s a Big Ten battle for three-star Erie (Pa.) Cathedral athlete Delton Williams, who’s narrowed down his choices to Nebraska and Michigan State.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder projects as a running back/safety/kick returner in college. But Williams touted the Huskers’ defense.

“Yeah, Blackshirts man, I love the Blackshirts,” he told Huskers Illustrated. “That’s a college tradition right there. Being a part of that really helps Nebraska a lot. That’s why they are one of my top schools. Watching Husker football you see that safety coming up and making big hits. I see myself fitting in.”

MSU, meanwhile, has Cathedral quarterback Damion Terry already committed for the 2013 class.Williams has already visited Michigan State. He’d like to visit Nebraska.

Nebraska has defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski — who graduated from Cathedral — handling Williams’ recruitment.

Read more – and check out Williams highlight film – here.


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  1. mosier says:

    Do we need another saftey/athlete? If we really want/get him great but I would have thought we would need a CB more with McWilson and Gerry onboard and looking at some JC safties as well.

    1. Beau LaPoint says:

      Put 10-15 lbs on him over a redshirt year, and you’ve got your CB.

    2. arksker says:

      He’s got LBwritten all over him

  2. SilenceDoGood says:

    If he’s athletic enough, they may feel he may also do some kick returning. I wonder if he is more the mold of ss or fs? He sounds like he wants to play! Bring em in!