November 14, 2007

Williams officially signs with NC State

FAYETTEVILLE - The scene was perfect at Jack Britt High.

C.J. Williams was with his parents, Wendell and Delores Williams, and his older sister Tierra. He was styling in his suit for his big day Wednesday. He's been waiting for Nov. 14 for over 11 months, since he first gave his oral commitment.

The tables were set up NC State cups and logos everywhere. One table had family photos of Williams growing up, all hinting that one day he was going to be make his mark one day.

Williams officially became a member of the NC State men's basketball family, signing his official letter of intent, and what his father jokingly said was the most important piece of paper, his financial aid.

"It seemed like it took forever for this day to come," Williams said. "I love the Wolfpack. They just made me feel like family. There was no other university for me."

Williams was happy to finally be able to realize his dream, one that started over 10 years ago when he took a photo with the NC State championship trophies at Reynolds Coliseum. He admitted it was hard to sleep in anticipation of such a momentous day.

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