Williams is One of Mississippi's Top Juniors

The state of Mississippi has some quality running back prospects for the class of 2014. West Point star Aeris Williams may prove to the best of the bunch. The versatile Williams has both the size and the speed to be a major college football prospect. So far, some schools close to home have his early interest.

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"I went to Mississippi State when they played Jackson State and Auburn," said Williams. "I talked with the coaches and they all told me to keep up the good work and that they're going to be watching me.

"I am supposed to be going over to Alabama this weekend when they play Ole Miss."

Williams, who camped at Arkansas and Ole Miss this past summer, believes he has what it takes to play in the Southeastern Conference.

"I really feel like I can play in the SEC," said Williams. "I am working hard to be a better player and I really feel like I can do it".

The West Point standout is waiting for offer number one, but he has not let that distract him from his personal and team goals for the 2012 season.

"I feel like we can be the best team in Mississippi if we keep working hard," said Williams. "We lost to South Panola and Noxubee, but I feel like we learned from both of those games.

"I know we've been working hard in practice. We play Hernando this week.

"If we keep working hard and keep God first, then I feel like we can be the best."

Williams reports that he is looking for a well rounded college experience.

"Academics is going to have to come first. My mama won't let me play if I don't take care of that," said Williams. "I want to play in an offense that likes to run the ball, but they like to throw it too because I like blocking."

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