Versatility Helps Williams

The Fresno (Calif.) Central lineman, Sharif Williams, has offers for each side of the ball...

Fresno (Calif.) Central lineman Sharif Williams got a new offer last week, from San Diego State.

And because of his versatility as a lineman, this one came on offense, after Arizona had offered him for defense.

"San Diego State offered me as an offensive lineman," said Williams. "Arizona had offered me for defense, but this was the first for the offensive line."

Williams is fine with either.

"I just want to play on the line, either side because I'm comfortable with both," said Williams.

Cal coaches have come by the school this spring and he's familiar with their campus too.

"I'm going to the Cal camp as a defensive lineman," said Williams. "I talk to Coach (Barry) Sacks and went up there for spring and they said they're close to offering, they just want to see me at their camp."

UCLA assistant coach Jeff Ulbrich was by the school last week and Williams has also checked out the school already this spring.

"I talked with UCLA a while ago and they said they really want me to come to their camp as a defensive lineman so I'm going to that," said Williams.

Houston and Fresno State also could be close to offering and San Jose State like Williams as a defensive lineman too.

"I've been talking a lot to Fresno State but we'll see what they do," said Williams.

Williams said that coaches have been pleasantly surprised to see how big he is.

"Every coach thought I was smaller, so they seem pretty surprised when they see how built I really am," said Williams. "I'm 6-2, 295, right now, and I want to tone up and have good weight."

Williams will be at the Oakland NFTC this weekend, and he'll work with the defensive linemen, which he did a year ago, but said he hopes to try some offense.

"If they let me switch back and forth, I will, but I'm going to try defensive line mostly," said Williams.

Brandon is in his ninth year with and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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