DL Prospect No Friend of QBs

A recent visitor to the Auburn University campus discusses football recruiting.

Woodstock, Ga.--Big Elliot Williams will likely be one of the larger noseguards that a high school quarterback will be lining up against this fall. Whenever the QB sees the Etowah High defensive lineman ready to pounce, he better beware.

"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.

"I am not being recruited in basketball," Williams says. "Football is my sport. I like Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech and a couple more.

"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.


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