A consensus four star recruit, Williams was a SuperPrep and Prepstar All-American as a 2008 senior. In both his junior and senior years, Williams was first-team all-district and second-team all-state. Williams redshirted in his first year at California, after being named the nation’s No. 37 freshman defensive back prior to the season by Phil Steele.
In 2010, he played in all 12 games, and made three starts. Williams recorded 26 tackles (one for loss), one interception, four passes defended, and one forced fumble. The following season, Williams started all 13 games at corner and posted 44 tackles (one for loss), two interceptions, and 11 passes defended. In 2012, Williams started all 12 games for Cal. Williams was named Cal’s Bear Backers MVP on the defense side of the ball and also the team’s Most Valuable Back defensively. He also earned All-Pac 12 honorable mention recognition from the league’s coaches. He amassed 80 tackles (seven for loss), three interceptions, 10 pass deflections, and one forced fumble.
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