Cedar Falls Lineman Checks Out Northwestern

Spencer Williams is another in a long line of Division I football prospects to come through Cedar Falls High School. The junior offensive lineman visited Northwestern this past weekend and is hearing from other programs. He talked with Scout.com about his recruitment.

Ross Pierschbacher impacted the Cedar Falls (IA) High football program. The Alabama freshman may have most influenced Spencer Williams.

Williams started at right tackle for the Tigers last season. Pierschbacker, one of the top prep lineman in the country, held down the left tackle spot.

"He had a big effect on me as a player and a person," William said. "I talked to him quite a bit and got advice. He just told me to play 100 percent all of the time and he helped me a lot with technique."

Williams now is the right guard for Cedar Falls. The Class of 2016 prospect is hoping to follow in Pierschbacher's footsteps and become a Division I college player.

"The recruiting was pretty easy for him," Williams said with a laugh. "He had everybody in the country after him. It's been a little harder for me to get attention."

The 6-foot-3, 270-pound Williams has been noticed by college football programs. This past weekend, he visited Northwestern for its game against Wisconsin.

"It was a fun trip. I talked with the O-Line Coach (Adam Cushing). He told me to come back whenever I wanted to. I could really tell the whole coaching staff cared a lot about the players and their futures. It's a lot about life and academics and then athletics. I liked that. The energy on the sideline also was great. They play loose," Williams said.

Williams camped at Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa and Wisconsin this summer. He earned offensive line MVP honors at a regional camp in Michigan.

Missouri and Nebraska are sending letters to Williams, he said. He's also hearing from smaller schools.

"I feel like I have good footwork and am good with my hands. I'm not afraid to put a kid down and I play smart," Williams said.

Williams was selected as a captain for Cedar Falls this year.

"I'm trying to contact as many colleges as I can," he said. "I fill out a lot of questionnaires and update my Hudl highlights every week and email, Tweet and Facebook those out."

Here's a look at Williams' highlights through six weeks:

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