Mark Dantonio Lands Two Way Star From Dunbar

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Mark Dantonio got more than a win over Notre Dame, he picked up a top flight DB.  Photo courtesy of Bill Marklevits.

Mark Dantonio got more than a win over Notre Dame, he picked up a top flight DB. Photo courtesy of Bill Marklevits.

Michigan State strikes again in Ohio. Michigan State picked up a verbal commitment from Dayton Dunbar senior Roger Williamson. Williamson is the total package. He is an all around athlete with the ability to play both defensive back and wide receiver. The Spartans recruited him primarily as a defensive back.

At 6’1” and somewhere around 190 pounds, Williamson looks like a man among boys on the football field. After watching Williamson’s film, I think he could be an early impact player with the ability to come into East Lansing and play right away. He has speed to burn. He lines up all over the football field. On defense you’ll see him line-up in the defensive backfield and closer to the ball like another linebacker. On offense, they use him in the slot, spread him out wide and use him as an option quarterback. He is the best athlete on the field wherever he lines up.

His ball skills are tremendous and his ability to cover ground in the defensive backfield make him a mismatch. Williamson’s combination of height and speed make him an intriguing player in the defensive backfield. He has the height to challenge big receivers and has the speed to cover smaller shifter players in spread offenses. His film is some of the most impressive I’ve seen from any MSU prospect in this year’s class.

It should be noted that Williamson looks to be more than capable of playing receiver in the Big Ten as well. I believe that his all around athletic ability make him a can’t miss prospect that will fill in a depth chart wherever he is needed.  His versatility will allow coaches to evaluate him for a number of duties that could very well include work as a return man. When you watch Roger’s highlight film, you’ll quickly notice how fast he gets vertical and gets up field. You can’t teach that. It is what the good Lord gave him.

Link to Roger Williamson’s film compliments of ScoutingOhio.com:CLICK RIGHT HERE.