Earlier this spring, former Maryland center Edwin Williams was being honored at the football team’s postseason banquet. Williams struggled mightily with his grades early on at Maryland, but later was named to the all-ACC academic team in each of his final two years….
After the ceremony, Williams’s mother, Cheron, pulled offensive coordinator James Franklin aside.
“Edwin’s mom said, ‘You came into our home and told our son and me where Edwin would be . . . ‘ ” Franklin said. He paused and looked down at his desk.
“I get emotional talking about it,” he said, before continuing.
” ‘ . . . where Edwin would be five years from now,’ ” Franklin said, his voice quivering. ” ‘And all these things have come true for him.’ ”