ST. LOUIS, Mo. (WCIA) — Illinois football signee Isaiah Williams is already making preparations for when he gets to campus this summer. The 4-star dual threat quarterback is dedicating himself to the weight room more than ever before, while also paying attention to his nutrition. The payoff has been noticeable so far, with Williams gaining 10 pounds since the end of his senior season.

“I’m lifting every single Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, doing exactly what they’re doing at Illinois,” Williams said. “Lifting more, eating the right foods, cause a lot of it was I was lifting but I wasn’t putting the right nutrition in my body so that’s a been a big key factor for me as well.”

Williams plays basketball for Trinity Catholic (MO.) but is keeping football his main priority, throwing and lifting either before or after his time on the court. Williams sat next to his future college teammate, Shammond Cooper, during a signing ceremony on Wednesday. Cooper sent in his National Letter of Intent earlier in the day, while Williams signed his NLI back in December on the first day of the early period. Both guys say they can’t wait to get on campus.

“To all the Illinois fans, just know I’m going to give you everything I’ve got. To all my Illinois brothers, I’m going to give you everything I’ve got,” Williams said.