Mike Williams' phone buzzed nonstop for hours on end after the Los Angeles Chargers selected him seventh overall in the NFL Draft.
From friends and family to former teammates, everyone wanted to offer congratulations and well wishes to the physical wide receiver.
Still, one text stuck out above the rest and came through shortly after he got the call from General Manager Tom Telesco to say he was their man.
It came from his new quarterback, Philip Rivers.
"He actually texted me last night after the LA Chargers selected me. It was pretty good just to see him text me. He just congratulated me and said he's ready to work. I just hit him back like, 'Let's get it! I need to learn this playbook so we can catch a few balls and have some fun.'"
Williams realizes the fortuitous situation he's in, joining a team that boasts a high quality passer in number 17. He's long admired his new quarterback from afar, and is eager to get to work right away.
"It's going to be great! I mean, the passion that Philip has for the game you can just see it on TV every Sunday. Just watching him play, he's going to be a future Hall of Famer. Just for me to catch passes from him is going to be an amazing feeling."
He also believes the system deployed by Head Coach Anthony Lynn and Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt is one designed to maximize his talents. It also doesn't hurt having a bona fides superstar on the other side in Keenan Allen, not to mention other weapons including Antonio Gates, Hunter Henry and so on.
"Anytime you can have another guy on the other side and bring in another guy in the draft, have a great tight end (and) a great quarterback, just adding another offensive threat isn't going to hurt. It's only going to help the team."