Williams Looks to Lead Hoover to Three-Peat

Not too many high school players can say they have two state championships heading into their senior season, but <b>Cornelius Williams</b> of Hoover High school can say just that. Williams is a talented receiver that plays for one of the top high school programs in the country. Several schools are beginning to express their interest in this talented play-maker.

"I have been receiving interest from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Duke, UAB, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Georgia Tech, and Vanderbilt. Alabama, Auburn, and Clemson are sending me the most mail right now," said Cornelius Williams.

"My top three would be Alabama, Auburn, and Clemson. I don't have an overall favorite."

Alabama: "I like the coaches, and I love the facilities."

Auburn: "I like the way they played this past season. I haven't met any of their coaches, but I am going down there for an unofficial visit March 5."

Clemson: "I haven't talked to any of their coaches either, but I like the atmosphere."

This past weekend, Williams was in Tuscaloosa for Junior Day.

"I liked it a lot. I liked the atmosphere. The coaches were real cool. I met my recruiting coach, Coach Cheese (Harbison). I love Coach Cheese. He is real cool," said Williams.

Playing for Hoover High School has been an incredible experience for Williams, and the expectations are higher for his senior year.

"I have been a part of two state championship teams the past two years. The expectations for next season is to be 15-0, and the number one team in the country. We want to win the national championship. I have only lost one game since I have been at Hoover."

When asked about strengths, Williams replied, "My pass catching ability, my route running, and my blocking are my strengths. I need to work on my YAC (yards after catch) and my break away speed."

A few key aspects will play a role in the wide receiver's college decision.

"I will be looking at the academics. I want to be real comfortable. I want to like everything about the college. I want to go somewhere that is all about winning. I am not used to losing," said Williams.

Williams is filling in the dates for his summer camp schedule.

"I am planning to attend Alabama, the Mountain Brook Combine, Auburn, and our 7v 7 passing camp July 25-27."

Hoover will host Nease High School for the first game of the season. The Hoover Bucs will test their defense when the nationally recruited quarterback, Tim Tebow from Nease, travels to Alabama.


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