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Delton Williams still open but favors two

10/2/2012

Michigan State suffered a close loss to Ohio State this past weekend, but the Spartans coaching staff was hoping Saturday could be salvaged somewhat with a four-star commitment.

It did not come, however.

Four-star athlete Delton Williams (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep) visited the Spartans for the Ohio State game with teammate and Michigan State commit Damion Terry. There was some talk that Williams was close to committing, but he remains on the market.

A decision could come soon, though.

“I like how the coaches handle everything,” Williams said of Michigan State. “My teammate is going there, so I’m going to be comfortable going there with him. We can help each other out set some goals to get to the next level.

“I like the program. When I got down there [the first time] it caught my eye with the Wisconsin-Michigan State game and the jump ball and the stadium went crazy.”

Previously with a top three of the Spartans, Nebraska and West Virginia, Williams has cut his list to two. Although the Huskers were set to receive an official visit from Williams, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound running back/safety is not as high on them as he once was.

He said his top group now consists of just Michigan State and West Virginia.

The Mountaineers have long made Western Pennsylvania a priority, but the Spartans have done well to mine the area the last two classes. They grabbed four-star Jeannette (Pa.) athlete Demetrious Cox from there in the 2012 class and Terry so far in 2013.

Williams leads a Cathedral Prep defense that has allowed just seven points this season with the first-team defense on the field. It came this past Friday when Cathedral Prep was already up big on Youngstown (Ohio) Ursuline.

Cathedral Prep plays rival McDowell (Erie, Pa.) this coming weekend.