DB Demarko Williams (5-11 175) of Atlanta attended USC’s first junior day for the 2021 class on Saturday along with his parents, and he learned a lot about the Gamecocks’ defensive plans for him under defensive coordinator and secondary coach Travaris Robinson. And that plan is, there is no plan in terms of a specific position. Which is exactly what Williams wants to hear from coaches.
“I learned a lot about how they run things,” Williams said. “It’s like a home away from home. Trob showed me the defensive personnel, the kind of defenses they run and how I would fit at certain positions. Me going to the next level, I would never call myself a corner or a safety. I want to play as much as possible so knowing the whole secondary increases my chances of playing a whole lot. I’m just a DB. I know all the positions around the field and I can increase my chances of playing on the next level.”
Williams said from talking to Robinson and head coach Will Muschamp, he got a good feeling about their style of defense and their level of interest in him.
“I love it,” Williams said. “To have a coach like coach T-Rob and coach Muschamp, especially coach T-Rob was telling me to stay humble and keep working. And coach Muschamp was just telling me how good a player I am and that I can have a big impact on the defense. You can’t ask for better coaches than those. They are really showing they really like me and I show interest in whoever shows interest in me.”
Williams said he’s still looking over his options and looks forward to taking more visits and talking with more coaches this spring, but he said if he had a top three, USC would be in it.
His other offers include Pitt, Minnesota, Georgia State, Wake Forest, Oregon and Toledo. He will visit Georgia State Monday and on the 25th he will visit Georgia Tech.
Williams said he wants to make his decision going into his senior season, and he will sign in December. He is not sure yet if he will graduate early.