Jarrick Williams can bring the pain

Take an in-depth look at one of the Tide's top signees.

Jarrick Williams
Scout.com Rating: Four-Star
Size: 6-foor-2, 205-pounds
Hometown: Blount High School
Prichard, Ala.
Projected Position at UA: Safety

Stats: Williams had 75 total tackles as a senior with 41 solo, three tackles for a loss, two fumble recoveries, six pass breakups and five interceptions. Williams played in nine games as a junior. He 94 tackles, one tackle for a loss, two forced fumbles, eight pass break-ups, two interceptions and blocked a field goal attempt. He added nine passes for 206 yards and four touchdowns. Williams had approximately 200 yards receiving and four touchdowns.

Commit Date: 6/26/09

Recruiting Competition: Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma

Why Alabama: "Bama was the only place that I visited that made me feel like home. The people they have up there are real cool. They have real good people, and they show you love. They have a real good program. They have good academics and study halls. They have a real nice campus. The facilities are real nice. I like everything about Alabama. I feel real good about getting up there and playing in that defense. I'm ready to get there right now."

"I really like coach Nick Saban. I like how he'll do whatever he can to win and make you a success."

Strengths/Improvements: "I feel like I am great at tackling. That is my biggest strength. I am trying to improve on my play-action pass. I read the field good and can cover real good too. My style is all about tackling and making big plays."

Coach Quotes (Head Coach Kelvin Sigler): "Jarrick's a tremendous athlete. He loves the game, plays very physical and aggressive. Jarrick's done a great job for us. He does what we ask him to do. He has all the skills you look for and a good knowledge of the game seems to come naturally to him.

"He's got a solid all-around game on run support, pass coverage, and he's been a leader for us on the field. He doesn't say much, but leads by example. The kids look up to him and watch what he does and rally around his enthusiasm.

"When he gets to the next level, he'll need to understand that everybody's just as fast as he is. That will take some adjusting to at first. He needs to keep studying film, and continue to improve to taking the correct angles on tackling. Once he gets that down he should be a fun player to watch."

Andrew Bone says: Williams is one of the top defensive prospects in the nation. The Scout.com National 100 recruit is a physical specimen and a ferocious tackler on defense who has great ball skills. He can cover smaller receivers and has the speed to make up a lot of ground. He is the type of player who can make an immediate impact."

Richard Stover contributed to this report.

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