"I play both offense and defense, but my best position is nose because I like defense better because I get to hit the quarterback," Williams says without a hint of a smile. "I don't like quarterbacks."
A two-year starter who also plays basketball and throws the shot putt for his school's track and field team, Williams was a double-camper at Auburn University this summer. He attended a basketball camp as well as a one-day football camp in July.
"Auburn is my favorite," adds Williams, who says he is a good student at Etowah High. "I like everything about Auburn."
Smith, who says he bench presses 320 pounds and has a best 40-yard dash time of 5.1 seconds, says his goal as a senior on the football field is to have a big season for his team and lots of personal production as a defensive lineman. "I have set a goal to make or more tackles per game," he says.