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Terian Williams II details conversation with Michigan Co-DC

Maize n Brew catches up with an athlete from Georgia.

Earlier this week Michigan offered three-star 2022 athlete Terian WIlliams II. The 6-foot Alpharetta, GA native has offers from Florida, Florida State, Iowa, Indiana, LSU, Maryland, Minnesota, Stanford, and others.

Michigan co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Maurice Linguist had a discussion with Williams and was who offered the DB. Linguist likes Williams’ versatility.

“He likes the idea I can play every position on the back-end. As a defensive back you should be familiar with all positions,” Williams told Maize n Brew.

When it comes to comparisons, coaches compare him to Chiefs DB Tyrann Mathieu, who plays all over the field. “Most coaches compare my versatility to the honey badger (Mathieu). I like to think of myself as the problem solver. If a receiver is the problem, I’m there to stop the problem. I enjoy being versatile. The more positions you’re good at the more value you bring to a team or organization. I believe I’m compared with him because we both are defensive backs and I’m punt & kick off return as well. I like the attitude he plays with. No backing down from him.”

Linguist comes to Michigan after coaching the secondary for the Dallas Cowboys. Linguist made it a point to tell Williams he knows how to get players ready for the pros. “Coach (Linguist) emphasized if playing in the NFL is a dream of mine he knows how to develop and prepare me for the NFL. He knows what Coaches and general managers are looking for,” Williams said.

Williams said that he and Linguist didn’t talk schematics but that Linguist told him he’s “looking for ball hawks who are aggressive, play with an attitude, and love football.” Williams is aware of the changes Michigan has made on the defensive staff, and he sees the value and merits of the hires. “From what I’ve seen from a distance looks like they have a wealth of knowledge. They want to play aggressive and physical I will get to know each one better in the next few months,” Williams aid.

Williams, a 3.85 GPA student, noted that Michigan has an impressive engineering program and said he wants to go to a college he would attend even if he weren’t an athlete. According to the 247 Sports Composite, Williams is the No. 501 overall prospect in the 2022 class, the No. 42 athlete, and No. 43 player in Georgia.

Williams will make a top 12 list on March 1.