"Shun is not as polished as Neil, but he hasn't been playing football as long," Wood explains. "Shun may have more athletic ability and definitely has more speed. Probably one of his great loves here is track. He is a legit 4.5 forty guy and for a defensive end explosion is the name of his game.
"He ran the sprint events, believe it or not," Coach Wood adds. "He ran the 4x100 and he even ran the 100-meter dash for a couple of years, but we had a couple of sprinters pass by him. I think the last 100-meters last spring he was like 11(seconds) flat."
Wood explains that Williams came on very strong late in the year and at times showed flashes of brilliance. "We played a mostly passing team in the state championship game, for instance, and in that state championship game he had three sacks, six quarterback pressures and two caused fumbles," the Buford coach says. "So, if somebody is going to get in a passing situation it is unbelievable how quick he is coming off the edge."
The coach, whose teams are 43-2 over the past three years, says that Williams has some strong potential on the offensive side of the ball as well.
"He rotated over and played tight end and in that same state championship game he caught a touchdown pass," Wood says. "He is a pretty good blocker at tight end. He doesn't have the greatest of hands, but we are mostly a run oriented team so he certainly had to learn how to block first. But, the fact that he can run so well may make him a good project, even as a quick, fast tight end."
The 6-3, 220-pound tight end prospect has garnered some late interest in the recruiting process, according to Wood. "He has got about five or six offers, but since the state games things have really picked up for him," Wood notes.
The coach says that he believes Williams is likely to make a decision on his college choice pretty quickly. "I think Shun is going to make a decision after this weekend," he says. "You know, I think, probably, Auburn would be at the top of his list if he gets an official offer there. But, then again Middle Tennessee, UAB and Kentucky are still sitting there with offers, but I think Auburn would be his first choice."
The successful high school coach also says that he wouldn't be surprised if the ability to play together in college becomes a factor in the decisions of both Williams and Brown. "They are pretty close friends and that may be a factor before it is all said and done."