Demarko Williams is a 5’11 177 pound cornerback from Atlanta, GA.
The Class of 2021 prospect attends Westlake High School and has an 86 rating (high 3*) from the 247 Sports Composite List. They consider him the 685th best player in America (56th best CB and 57th best player in Georgia).
The one-time South Carolina commit holds offers from Arkansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, and Wake Forest, among others.
He was offered by Florida State late last month:
✞ !!— ₁dw1x (@DWilliams_4) March 22, 2020
thankful for my teammates and coaches for helping me receive an offer from Florida State University ! pic.twitter.com/N4midK2Q3B
He decommitted from South Carolina less than a week later:
Thank you for respecting my decision . pic.twitter.com/h6QRuM0wwd— ₁dw1x (@DWilliams_4) March 27, 2020
TN caught up with Williams to get the inside scoop:
How’d you get the FSU offer, and what’d it mean to you?
“Coach Woodson hit me up, and I called him—he told me that he had [his] eye on me since he was at Auburn, but i was committed to the University [of] South Carolina.
When [Florida State] offered, it was special for me because FSU is a dream school of mine.”
How much have you stayed in contact with Coach Woodson/FSU since then?
“Consistently—Coach Norvell [hits] me up also.”
Where does your recruitment currently stand—what schools stand out?
“My recruitment is 100% open.
I’ll make a decision after I visit my top 5 schools. As for right now, I’m weighing all my options—I don’t currently have a top 5, but FSU is most definitely in it.”
When you think of Florida State, what comes to mind?
“I think of my role model, Jalen Ramsey, and Deion Sanders, and how I think I can be better.”
How would you describe your game for those who haven’t seen you play?
“I’ll say fast, physical, and versatile because i can go outside and cover, [but] also inside to match up with the speed guys, & I will come fill the alley and hit.”
You obviously just mentioned Ramsey and Sanders, but what other player (if any) do you model your game after?
“Another guy [I] model my game after is Jamal Adams.”
Has the staff discussed where they might use you?
“There isn’t just one spot for me—we haven’t talked about it, but I can play the whole secondary, so I really don’t care, [as long as] I’m on the field.”
What are the most important factors in choosing a school?
“The key factors [in] choosing a school are academics, ability to play, facilities, [and] how comfortable I feel with coaches and players.”
What are you thinking about studying in college and why?
“Business because I want to have a plan-B in life. [And] because I love sports so much, I want to have a business where athletes can use my gym and train.”
When do you hope to have your final decision made and do you plan to enroll early?
“I’ll make my final decision by the end of the summer, [and], yes, I’m working toward leaving this December to enroll early.”