Jordan Williams

Jordan Williams understands how important this summer will be for him.

A standout wide receiver for the Marksville High School Tigers last year as a junior, Williams will move behind center to run Marksville's spread option offense. Therefore, if he's going to attract any scholarship offers, it won't be because of any senior film of him grabbing passes.

Instead, the offers will come if he can have a big summer on the camp circuit.

"I've made plans to go to the LSU camp, the Mississippi State camp and the Louisiana Tech camp," said Williams, adding he doesn't have any scholarship offers but has received early interest from Tech, Connecticut, Purdue and Mississippi State.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder believes he has a number of strengths to offer colleges as a receiver. One of those, however, isn't blazing speed, as he's been clocked at a 4.68 in the 40-yard dash.

"If I can knock that down to a 4.5, it will really help a lot," Williams said. "I look at that as my weakness."

Williams, however, believes his strengths far out-weigh that weakness.

"I'm a hard worker. I'm dedicated to being a receiver. From my dad to my oldest brother, we are all receivers," Williams said. "I know how to run routes good, I practice hard and I can catch good."

Williams' father career was cut short by injury while he was still in high school; his older brother, Marcus Berry, signed with Louisiana-Monroe but had academic problems.

Those academic issues aren't there for Williams though, who sports a 3.6 gpa and 17 on the ACT and is already fully qualified.

Williams said he learned from the mistakes his brother made.

"I took it more seriously than my brother did," Williams said. "I stayed on top of my grades and used a tutor so come ACT time I wasn't stressed out saying, ‘I've got to do this, and I've got to do this.'"

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