Prospect: Darrell Williams
Vitals: 6-foot-3, 225 lbs
Position: Outside Linebacker
Hometown: Hoover, Ala.
School: Hoover High School
Scout.com Ranking: , No. 25 Outside Linebacker
Quick Take: Williams did what he always does with Scout in attendance, make plays, stick to his assignment and impress in space. Against speedy Central on Saturday, it was apparent that Hoover’s gameplan with the four-star was to have him solidify the edge on the strong side so that Hoover could contain opposing running backs. While Williams executed that very well, as you’ll see below, Central was still able to gash the Bucs with the inside running game for big yardage. Impressing on many levels, Williams was sound in his attack technique, pressuring the right shoulder of the blockers he went up against, rarely giving up ground in the process. He also showed the ability to get low and rush the passer on a few occasions, adding to his versatile arsenal.
The plays assembled below are not highlights, but rather a deeper look at the down-to-down process that of the best in ‘Bama went through against stiff competition. We call it Isolation Cam, where he is the focus more times than not. Williams is wearing No. 59 in black below: