Sophomore Lineman Impresses

Massillon is one of Ohio's more storied programs, regularly producing Division-I football talent. Sophomore lineman Devin Williams stood out as a starter this season, and is a 2015 prospect of note.

Massillon sophomore Devin Williams impressed as an offensive tackle this past season, and the 6-foot-1, 270-pound, athlete has a promising future.

Williams, a rare sophomore starter, projects as a defensive tackle at the next level, but acquitted himself well on the offensive line.

"I had a very good year and I thought I played well," Williams stated. "As a sophomore, going against the type of schedule we play, I learned how hard I have to practice every week to be able to compete."

"I like playing offensive line, but I love defense and I hope I get to play both ways next year," he added. "I see myself playing defensive line at the college level, probably as an inside player. I would think that's where I will be recruited, if that happens for me."

Although there hasn't been a lot of recruiting interest to date, Williams figures to be a Division-I recruit.

"I'm not getting much recruiting attention, and at Massillon, we always promote our older players, as we should," he explained." I'm working on getting stronger and having better footwork. I know Kent State and Akron have talked to my coaches about me, but that's about it."

One of Williams' better performances came against Austintown Fitch (and Ohio State commit) four-star defensive lineman Billy Price.

"I went against a lot of great players, and Price was a strong player to go against," Williams admitted. "I felt I did really well, and my coaches were very happy with how I battled him. He wasn't the best pass-rusher, but he played hard every play and really competed."

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