Versatile Athlete Looking To Break Through

Valley (Ala.) standout Matravious Williams talks about camping at Auburn and the recruiting process

Valley, Ala.--Playing quarterback and defensive back for his high school team, athletic 2015 prospect Matravious Williams was all over the field for the Rams in Saturday's team camp on the Auburn campus.

While his strong arm and quick feet allow him to make plays on offense, it's on defense where his future lies. Lining up at safety on the high school level so he's free to make plays from sideline to sideline, cornerback could be the spot for the 5-11, 180-pounder. Still waiting on his first offer, he said all he can do now is continue to do his best in camp settings and get ready for his senior season.

"This was really good for us," Williams said of Auburn's 7-on-7 camp. "There was a lot of competition out there. We came out and worked hard. We didn't do too well but we found out what we need to work on.

"For me it's a long day but it helps me get my breath up," he added. "I know I'm going to have to work hard."

Hearing from schools such as Auburn, Alabama, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt from bigger conferences, Williams said he's also getting some interest from Appalachian State, Jacksonville State and Middle Tennessee State as well.

"They are recruiting me pretty hard," Williams said of the Blue Raiders. "I think they are getting ready to offer me. That would be a big relief. I wouldn't have to worry about if I'm getting an offer or not."

Working on improving his speed (4.53 time in 40-yard dash) and also his recognition in the secondary, Williams said he feels like on the next level he could really do some good things if he gets the chance to play cornerback. All he needs now is the opportunity.

"They are looking at me on the defensive side of the ball," he said. "I think corner is where I would be a better fit for teams."


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