Arthur Williams, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound two-way lineman at Fayetteville (N.C.) E.E. Smith High School, became the 25th commitment to the 2014 Florida State recruiting class Tuesday when he announced during a school assembly that he picked the Seminoles over his other finalists Miami and East Carolina.
When asked what he likes about FSU, Williams, who had briefly committed to Miami earlier this year, said, "Everything ... I can't really just pick one thing."
His main recruiters at FSU have been running backs coach Jay Graham and defensive line coach Odell Haggins.
"They said they like my size and my athletic ability," Williams said. "The only thing they say they want me to work more on is using my hands."
Williams, who took part in the Jimbo Fisher football camp this summer, is expected to play defensive tackle or defensive end at Florida State. The Seminoles' staff, however, as has been the case with so many players in the recent past, will determine how Williams best fits or where he is needed most after he arrives on campus with his 2014 class.
He is disruptive as a defensive tackle and has great movement and quickness for his size.
Williams had committed to Miami earlier this year.
"I committed to them for like two hours then I decommitted," Williams said. "I ended up decommitting because it was just the start of my recruiting process and after talking to my coaches and everything and we felt like it would be the best move to wait it out. I just wanted to go through my whole recruiting process."
E.E. Smith head coach Ernest King says in Williams FSU is getting "a big defensive lineman who is very athletic and plays football with a lot of aggression."
King added: "He's also very coachable and he'll do whatever it is the coaches tell him to do."
Williams will now turn his focus to academics. Coach King said he has an acceptable SAT score, but will take it again, but he still needs to raise his core GPA to the acceptable NCAA minimum.
"He's been working real hard in the classroom and getting that GPA where it needs to be to be an NCAA qualifier," King said. "I believe he'll make it and he knows what he has to do. He has a goal to reach and he's been working hard to get to that point.
"He's getting extra tutoring and the teachers all say he's been a delight to work with and he's turned around and not the kid he was as a lazy freshman. He's grown up and matured."
Florida State 2014 commitments (25)
DT Demarcus Christmas, 6-3, 285, Manatee
QB J.J. Cosentino, 6-5, 215, Pittsburgh (Pa.)
LB Kain Daub, 6-3, 240, Jacksonville Sandalwood
OL Alec Eberle, 6-5, 278, Mechanicsville (Va.) Atlee
OL Ethan Frith, 6-7, 292 Summit (Miss.) North Pike
LS Stephen Gabbard, 6-3, 220, Tallahassee Godby
QB Treon Harris, 5-11, 180, Miami Booker T. Washington
TE Ryan Izzo, 6-6, 220, Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII
ATH Malique Jackson, 5-11, 170, Jessup (Ga.) Wayne County
DT Fredrick Jones, 6-2, 270, Miami Central
DE Rick Leonard, 6-7, 260, Middletown, Md.
S Trey Marshall, 5-11, 193, Lake City Columbia
OG Corey Martinez, 6-4, 297, Tampa Catholic
DE Blake McClain, 6-3, 254, Jacksonville Sandalwood
WR Markell Pack, 6-3, 190, Purvis (Miss.)
LB Delvin Purifoy, 6-2, 228, Pensacola Catholic
LB Jacob Pugh, 6-4, 220, Tallahassee Godby
ATH JoJo Robinson, 5-10, 179, Miami Northwestern
TE Mavin Saunders, 6-6, 220, Houston (Texas) Kinkaid School
WR Ryan Sousa, 6-1, 180, Orlando Lake Nona
DT Adam Torres, 6-7, 270, Lake Mary
RB Jonathan Vickers, 5-11, 2201, Tallahassee North Florida Christian
DT Dexter Wideman, 6-4, 244, Saluda, S.C.
DT Arthur Williams, 6-4, 280, Fayetteville (N.C.) E.E. Smith
WR C.J. Worton, 6-0, 170, Homestead South Dade
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