West Virginia Is Better Bet Than Michigan State for 4-Star ATH Delton Williams

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIOctober 3, 2012

Via 247Sports
Via 247Sports

4-star Athlete Delton Williams has narrowed his list down to two, Michigan State and West Virginia, but It's the Mountaineers that should ultimately get his commitment. They are the much better fit.

According to Jared Shanker of ESPN.com, it's down to MSU and WVU for Williams, who  was on-hand to watch the Spartans' loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes.

One would have to believe that watching the Spartans suffer a loss to a conference rival at home would be pretty devastating to their chances of landing the 4- star recruit, but according to quotes via Shanker's report he did have good things to say about MSU even after the loss:

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.”

It's worth noting that Williams was at MSU for two very emotional, and very opposite games, and has yet to be swayed for or against them, so it's rather evident that this won't come down to an emotional decision.

That's good news for West Virginia, because if it comes down to a football decision, they are the better bet.

From a record standpoint, the Mountaineers are looking very strong this season—off to a 4-0 start and ranked No. 8 in the AP Poll—while MSU is 3-2 and does not seem like the powerful team we thought they would be coming into the year.

Williams is listed as an athlete by ESPN and is 6'1'', 205 pounds. As an athletic player, West Virginia's brand football would suit him a bit better than Michigan State's physical hard-nosed game.

At WVU he'd have more freedom to make plays and use his athleticism on either side of the ball. This is a kid that can make big plays in open space, and he'd have more of a chance to do that playing as a safety against Big 12, spread offenses, rather than in the box against a Big Ten power-running game.

When it comes down to it, it seems that WVU is on the rise once again, while Michigan State seems to be crumbling under the pressure of their expectations.

Choosing West Virginia would make the most sense for a talented player like Williams.

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