Q & A With Signee Tavian Williams

Football player Tavian Williams furthers his athletic career and commits to the University of New Hampshire


Q: What is your earliest memory of playing your sport? 

A: Probably seventh grade. The first time I played football.

Q: What made you stick with your sport all these years?

A: I just fell in love with it.

Q: Who are some of your athletic heroes, people you look up to in your sport? Why do they stand out? 

A: Jalen Ramsey. I have a couple of older friends who are just inspirational for me. They are at the next level.

Q: What factors led you to sign up for the college/university you chose? What made that school stand out? 

A: They were one of the first colleges to reach out to me, and they have been talking to me since junior year, and they’ve always kept in touch with me about my family and visiting. It made it feel like home.

Q: What course of study or major do you plan to pursue at your college or university? 

A: Either computer science or mechanical engineering.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most while playing a sport while attending college?

A: I’d say winning.

Q: What are you anxious about as you transition to attend and play in college?  

A: Not really anything, just getting better.

Q: What regulations/rules did you encounter regarding recruiting and signing? 

A: Nothing bad, but like two periods of signing. In December, like what I did or early February.

Q: What is one thing you would change about your recruiting/signing process and why?

A: Taking a little bit longer to make a decision, enjoy the process.

Q: It is hard for a school to tick all the boxes a student-athlete might have. What are some sacrifices you had to make in order to attend your chosen school?  

A: Make sure you get good grades in school and train in the weight room and make sure you’re doing the right thing every day.

Q: What advice would you give to the next class of student-athletes who will go through the process of recruitment?

A: Don’t stress it, just enjoy it.

Q: What advice would you give to your past self regarding your athletic career? 

A: Eat more.

Q: Who are some people you would like to thank for helping you get to where you are today? How did they assist you? 

A: “A lot of my younger coaches as I am still in contact with them, and they helped me become who I am today. Obviously, my mom and my family.”

Q: What is your favorite memory as a Cougar athlete? 

A: Taking the field every Friday night.