Malik Williams is an explosive open-field playmaker who played quarterback for Chester High School. Williams’ senior season saw him throw for 1,779 yards and 14 touchdowns and run for 1,565 yards and 27 scores. An 80-yard kickoff return touchdown gave him 3,611 total yards and he was responsible for 42 touchdowns for the season. William’s list of accolades is impressive; HSSR-SCHSL AAA All-State first-team, Tri-County Coaches Association 1-A/2-A/3-A Offensive Player of the Year, 3-A Region 4 Player of the Year, and Herald All-Area first-team.
Williams also caught a touchdown pass at receiver in the Touchstone Energy Cooperative North/South All-Star game.
Williams is a dangerous open-field threat who will bring a constant scoring threat to the field. He averaged nearly eight yards per carry from the quarterback spot, so getting him the ball in space will only increase the threat. He will be a mismatch issue for defenses who use safeties or linebackers to match-up with slot receivers. Williams will also bring a vertical-route threat to App State’s offense which has been inconsistent in recent seasons.
RECRUITING COORDINATOR & COACH SCOT SLOAN ANALYSIS
MALIK WILLIAMS HIGHLIGHTS
KEY MOMENT: At 1:20, the play breaks down and Williams just makes stuff happen, sees the field in front of him, uses his speed and quickness, and finishes. Imagine that on the end of a reception.
APP STATE MANIA ANALYSIS
Williams is a great instinctive player who feels the game as much as anything. He always has his head up and on a swivel, and is very decisive when he makes a move. Has breakaway speed and great cutback ability, which is a function of his field vision. After playing quarterback as a senior he’ll have to acclimate back to route-running, but there’s a lot of skill here you can’t teach.