In-State Lineman Enjoys Strong Camp

New Haven (MI) DL Nathaniel Williams definitely passes the look test. He is one of the more physically imposing players in the state and his play on the field has matched that over the past two seasons. Big Nate took his game to Ann Arbor where he caught the attention of some watchful eyes.

Before this summer, Nathaniel Williams had only been to one camp: Michigan’s. This summer, the 6’2, 261-lb defensive end from New Haven (MI) has already made a stop at Illinois, and continued on to Michigan State and Ohio State after his visit to Ann Arbor. Already holding offers from the Illini and Colorado, Williams is hoping to add a few more before the end of summer. This week’s Wolverine Technique School brought about a little more encouragement for him.

”Michigan’s looking at me pretty hard for defensive end,” he said. “I talked to Coach Carr and he told me he wanted to meet my dad and talk to him.”

Williams has played several positions including linebacker, defensive tackle, and his natural spot of end. His father, who was a trainer in New Haven says that work ethic is a big reason why Nate is ahead of the curve physically.

”Nate would always follow me around in the weight room since he was a kid,” Mr. Williams reported. “He started lifting pretty early, so he’s always been bigger.”

After his camp stops, Williams will be able to take a little time off of the grueling road schedule and evaluate where his recruitment stands. He also can turn his attention towards preparing for the upcoming season as there will be some interested parties watching.

”Michigan said they want to see my first couple of games this season,” Williams explained. “So we’re going to put my first two games on tape and send it up there.”


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