Albert Wilson figures to be the focus of most of Georgia State’s opponents. But they can’t forget about Danny Williams. He caught 30 passes for 485 yards last year as a redshirt sophomore.
Q: How fast are you right now?
A: I’m fast. I feel as fast as I’ve ever felt in my life. Last year I was a little hampered by a little hamstring. This year I’m full go so I’m as fast as I’ve ever been.
Q: What are you clocking? Do you know?
A: I haven’t run a 40 in a while. The last time I ran a 4.61, but that was about seven months ago.
Q: If you had to guess, what do you think you’re running?
A: Hopefully in the 4.56, 4.58 range.
Q: What about your strength? Everyone’s talking about how much stronger they are after the summer workout program.
A: I’ve gotten tons, loads stronger. Coach P[ollard], I can’t say enough about him. I can bench 225 pounds 10 or 11 times now. When I came in here I was a little twig. I couldn’t do anything.
Q: How will that help you on the field?
A: It will help a tremendous amount. My legs are much stronger. I won’t get tired as fast. It will help me get off jams better. I’ve been looking at the other teams, they’ve got some physical corners. It will help me getting off the line, getting downfield.
Q: How will the hurry-up offense benefit you?
A: I think because the pace is so fast we will catch a couple of teams off guard in the beginning and maybe getting tired and run down by the fourth quarter.
Q: Do you have any reads you have to make in the offense?
A: On certain plays, yes. On certain patterns. But not on every play. It’s basically hustle and block, and when the ball comes my way, catch it.
Q: You seem to really be developing a relationship with Ben [McLane] in the practices I’ve seen.
A: Ben’s come a long way. He’s really good, along with all of our quarterbacks. Ben’s looking really good. I like the way he throws the ball.
Q: Did yall work together in the seven-on-sevens during the summer?
A: We all did. He was out there throwing it all the time, just like the others.
Q: What’s the deal with your hair?
A: It’s been nine months, since the week of the Murray State game, since I cut it. The Murray State game was my biggest game (nine catches, 151 yards and a TD). I shaved my head before it and I haven’t cut it since.
Q: So this is a good-luck ritual type of thing?
A: Yes. But when I get out in the real world people aren’t going to think this is good so while I have a chance I’ll grow it out. I’ll probably shave it after the season.
Q: You grew up in Orlando. In which theme park did you work?
A: I worked at this place called Wonder Works. It’s like a science center. Everyone says “Disney this, Disney that,” but Universal is the better one. Islands of Adventure is the place to go.
Q: To visit or work at?
A: To visit. I never worked there. I only worked one attraction. It’s hard stuff. You always have to please the customer. Laser tag technician was my job.
Q: Laser tag technician? What in the world does a laser tag technician do?
A: You explain it and put their vests on, that’s about it. About 200 times a day.
Q: What’s your vertical? I’m told you have one of the best verticals on the team?
A: I would say top-15 vertical. I would say 34 [inches].
Q: What’s your best dunk?
A: I can tomahawk it.
Q: Which NFL wide receiver do you admire?
A: Back in the day it was Joe Jurevicius. Back in the day Travis Lee for the Florida Gators. Mostly Joe Jurevicius.