Krystian Williams In The Middle Of Visits

Krystian Williams
Krystian Williams has taken two recent visits to Virginia Tech. (@KrystianWill4)

Krystian Williams
Athlete, Class of 2023
Collegiate School, Richmond, VA
6-2, 170

Spring practice visits have helped, but Collegiate School (Va.) 2023 three-star athlete Krystian Williams isn’t quite ready to end his recruitment. However, he’s getting closer.

Williams now has eight scholarship offers, most recently from Rutgers, Northwestern and Old Dominion. He also had a busy March, in which he visited Virginia, Wake Forest, Old Dominion and Virginia Tech. Williams has one more this weekend, to Northwestern. After that, he plans to reassess his recruitment and options.

“Really, we’re just taking our time and getting to as many places as we can, to get a feel for places,” Williams said. “Like, if this place wants me as much as I want them. Really, it’s feeling out everywhere before I make the decision where I want to go. I’d say I’m kind of halfway there, getting over the hump. The places I’ve been are great schools. I’m getting closer to being like, I have these few that separate themselves, I’ll pick from there.”

Williams took in one of the Hokies’ recent spring practices, on March 29. He also was on hand for Virginia Tech’s Jan. 29 junior day. Williams’ most recent stop, though, gave him a chance to talk more with the new coaching staff.

“I got to see my coach, Coach (Brent) Pry,” he said. “We kind of got more into specifics, with safety, the plays they run. I saw how they coach. They have great intensity, and it was good to see the guys get after it. It flowed well. I talked to Coach Pry a little bit, and it was great. We had a lot of fun up there. We got to connect more with the coaches, since we sat in position meetings.”

In addition to Pry, Williams said he’s also established a bond with his primary recruiter, assistant coach Fontel Mines.

“Coach Mines is my guy,” Williams said. “He found me when he was at ODU, so we’ve been in contact since the season ended. We talk all the time on the phone. Every time I go down, he’s always happy to see me. He’s just a great dude, the same with Coach Pry, and he cares a lot about football. He has this crazy energy about him.”

Williams said the two visits have painted a good overall picture of Virginia Tech, what the school and what the program could offer him.

“It’s a great school,” he said. “One thing they point out, that entrance they have, I’ve never seen anything like that. The whole stadium is alive, everyone jumping and chanting. It’s a great program, and they’re definitely going to have a great season. The coaches have put them in great position, and the guys look good.”

The previous weekend, Williams visited Virginia. It was the third time he’d seen the Cavaliers in person, following two games last fall.

“That visit was great,” Williams said. “I got to meet Coach (Tony) Elliott. I was offered by the staff before, so I met him and the new position coaches. He talks about his main thing is developing players and men. That resonated with me well. That staff is a family, you can tell. It seems like a great place to be.”

On March 15, Williams was at Wake Forest. After the visit, he drew some parallels to his current school.

“It’s really similar to my school now, by size,” Williams said. “I go to a smaller private school, and they have smaller class sizes. Coach (Nick) Tabacca, the one from my