6-1, 185-pound cornerback Jerrodd Williams looked forward to last weekend’s official visit to Virginia Tech for a preview of what is to come over the next four or five years. The Daniel (Central, S.C.) star senior, a commitment to the Hokies since last June, did not leave disappointed.
“The whole weekend was great,” said Williams, an athletic prospect with sub-4.4 speed in the 40. “I loved getting with the guys and just hanging. They told me what to do there and what I need to do to get on the field quick. It was a great experience. It made me feel that I did choose the right college.”
Tech cornerbacks Stephan Virgil and Eddie Whitley kept in contact with the Palmetto state star prior to the trip, so it came as no surprise to hear that the two players spent quite a bit of time with Williams over the weekend.
“Going up there, I already knew those two guys,” Williams said. “Hanging with them the whole weekend, they showed me how cool they are and how they are down to earth. They said they’ll look out for me and take care of me when I get there. They’ll do whatever I need and that made me feel good. Stephan, Eddie, Lorenzo [Williams], Ryan Williams, Dyrell [Roberts]…all of the people I came in contact with made me feel at home.”
Whitley served as Williams’ host throughout the weekend.
“Eddie is cool. He’s funny and he tells it like it is,” Williams said. “When I first got there, he said if I needed anything just let him know and he would look out for me. The defensive backs stay close together. He said it’ll be the same way when I get there later this year.”
Williams also enjoyed getting to know the Tech coaches better…in particular, head coach Frank Beamer.
“I got to know Coach Beamer a little bit more,” Williams said. “When we were eating one time, he was sitting at our table. His wife was there, too, and she seemed like a nice lady. Coach Beamer said he thought it was funny how he was competing with his son for me. Coach Beamer is a down to earth guy. He laughed a lot with us.”
Williams will have one very familiar face join him at Virginia Tech. His brother, Jerome, who graduated from Daniel in 2007, plans to transfer into Virginia Tech from Clemson and plans to walk on to the Tech football team. Jerome, a 5-11, 205-pound...
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