One junior college transfer is finding out that playing football on the D1 level is a little different than it was at the junior college ranks.
AStateNation.com caught up with former Gulf Coast Community College standout offensive lineman Aaron Williams after practice Wednesday to get his take on fall camp so far.
Williams admits that he is having a little difficulty picking up the new terminology of Hugh Freeze's offense despite the offenses he played in last year is very similar to the Red Wolves offensive package.
"I'm having a little difficulty picking up all of the playbook," Williams said. "We ran basically the same offense at Gulf Coast CC but the terminology is a lot different."
Williams feels that once he gets the playbook down that he will be seeing a lot more playing time this fall for the Red Wolves.
"My goal is to help this team win and do whatever I can do to help us do that," Williams said. "We are working really hard as a group, I think we will surprise some people on how good offensive line is going to be."
Everything hasn't been easy for Williams since his arrival to Jonesboro earlier this summer.
"I came in bad out of shape," Williams said. "I have worked really hard this summer and I feel that I'm in the best shape of my life now, I feel really good out there."
Williams has lost over 13 pounds since his arrival and continues to work on his physical shape.
"This offense will definitely get you in shape," Williams laughed. "It's a fast moving unit."
According to Williams he is now at 6-foot-6 and weighing around 320-pounds.
"My weight is back and forth a little," Williams said. "Depends on how much water I have drink and how much we run that day."
According to Williams it's very important to the offensive line as a group to become the go to unit for the Red Wolves.
"Everybody has been talking about how we weren't going to be very good," Williams said. "I feel that we have the potential to be really good this fall. It's a day by day deal, but we are working extremely hard to improve."
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