Two-Way Junior Focused On Improvement

Quinteze Williams, a junior football prospect at Sandy Creek High, discusses recruiting and preparations for his senior season.

Tyrone, Ga.--Quinteze Williams, who is expected to be one of the top high school linemen in the state of Georgia for the 2011 football season, he says that he is working hard to be all he can be.

The two-way standout notes that he is pushing himself to become a better player after transferring from Westlake High last year to Sandy Creek, a traditional football power that won a state championship in 2010.

"I am going to take this year and focus on getting my 40-time down," says Williams, who ran a time of 5.1 seconds for 40 yards at the Chad Simmons Showcase combine in Lawrenceville, Ga., at the end of January. "I am going to keep working on that," he says. "I want to get it down to 4.7 by the end of the summer and the start of the season."

Williams says that he feels good about the progress he is making in the offseason strength and conditioning workouts at Sandy Creek. "It is an excellent program for anybody," he says. "They have the type of program to change you mentally and physically.

"They have been cutting the fat," he says. "I was at 250, but now I am 244. They have me taking protein, lifting and running."

The six-foot-five junior has early offers from Auburn and other colleges. "I feel like there will be more coming in," he says. "From the championship game through today almost 50 scouts have been looking at me or inviting me to their junior days."

Williams says for now he is not naming any favorite colleges although he admits he has an ulterior motivate for that. "I still want the scouts to come to watch us practice this spring and expose my teammates who are good players who are under the radar," he says.

The lineman will say that Auburn, where he was a camp standout last summer, is one of the colleges he is seriously considering. "I love the way the defensive line plays, how free they are," he says. "Tracy Rocker is recruiting me for Auburn. I?love him. He is a great man."

Williams (left) is shown at Scout's MVP Camp held last year in Auburn.

A prospect being recruited as both a defensive end and offensive tackle, Williams will name a favorite side of the football he likes to play on. "As of now I would have to say defensive end because there is more adrenalin involved. I am not the type of player who wants to be calm out on the field. I love making the crowd scream. I eat it up."

This is the time of year when college coaches are finishing their recruitment of seniors and turning their attention to juniors.

"I haven't had a chance to go to any junior days, but things have been hectic," Williams says. "I was going to Auburn's junior day, but we had a championship parade the same day."

Off the field he is staying busy, too. He is structuring his schedule with the intention of graduating in December of this year and enrolling early in the college of his choice in January 2012. Williams says he would like to major in communications as a college student. If he continues to develop as an athlete, Williams will likely have plenty of options on where to attend college.


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