Williams plays physical

Through day one of the IMG 7on7 national Championship tournament this weekend, Pro Impact's Deontai Williams was a big reason they went 3-1 on the day. The soft spoken, but hard hitting defensive back from Jacksonville Trinity Christian led his team with three interceptions on the day and lined up out wide as a corner for the loaded Jacksonville team. Williams played physical all day.

Deontai Williams was all smiles after the games of day one were over. Three interceptions on his belt and more breakups than you can count. He was a target a lot on the day with ace corner Kevin Toliver on the other side doing his thing. Williams liked the fact that he could help his team.

"It feels great, I'm just playing hard," he said after the four game stretch. "I don't know why they keep trying me. I had a whole bunch of breakups. Nobody caught the ball on me all day."

Williams is committed to the Florida Gators and is the first to commit in the 2015 class. He says the Gators want him to come in open minded about where he might play in the secondary and that his style of play is exactly what they are looking for.

"Florida lists me as NICKEL corner, and safety," he said. "They like my lift, that I am physical, and that I make plays."

Physical may be an understatement for a guy that wears a red "Gilligan" hat and a tiger striped backpack to camps. He is a character as well, but he likes to set the tone in games early and let receivers know who is boss.

"I got to lead the game off with a physical play," Williams said. "I want them to feel my presence. I want a big hit to make them understand and I don't want them to catch the ball."

Williams visited Gainesville again Friday with his Pro Impact teammates and will be back again for Friday Night Lights in late July. He also says he is going to visit a few schools that are showing him a lot of attention even after committing to the Gators.

"I will be there in July, will be at Friday Night Lights," he said. "Not going to work out. I will visit Georgia, Tennessee, Notre Dame, and Ohio State."

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