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Three-star corner stays home

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Three-star cornerback Michael Williams made his decision earlier this evening. The Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha prospect has decided to take his game to the ACC.
"My official went really good," he said. "I actually just talked to one of Maryland's assistants and I committed just five minutes ago.
"I'm about to call Coach Friedgen in about an hour. The coaches were asking me if I was ready and I was like, 'Yeah!"
Williams held offers from Buffalo, Illinois, Ohio and Towson, what made him decide to stay home with the Terps?
"I just gave it some time, I got my thoughts together and had to really think about it and whether I wanted to be here at home for the next four or five years and I'm willing to do that," he said. "I'm real comfortable with the staff even though Coach Franklin is debating on leaving.
"It was just the fact everybody knew me, I'm so familiar with the campus and everything like that. I like Coach Brown and Friedgen. It's just the whole setup; I'm comfortable with everybody. It's just the fact they know me well and I see us going in the right direction."
Williams family is excited too.
"Yeah, I'm going to have to get a lot of tickets as they are going to try to come to my games."
As for his chances of playing, the No. 18 prospect in Maryland will get a shot as soon as he arrives this summer.
"Well, they just told me I have to come in and play and if I set my mind to it and work hard then I've got a shot. They're going to push me to be the best player I can be."
He had a final thought on his choice.
"It takes time for a certain decision like this," he said. "As a recruit, I recommend all players take their visits, realize and sit back with family members to make a decision like that, but at the end it's still your decision. I felt like I took my time and I just realized, I'm a Terp."
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