Navy offer in for Memphis product

Jordan Williams received his first offer from Navy in the summer on his way to an Under Amour combine in Alabama. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound quarterback prospect is off to an outstanding start to his senior season at Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tenn., and is hearing from quite a few D-1 coaches around the country who may soon be joining Navy with an offer of their own.

"I was talking a lot with Coach Ingram from Navy then," Williams said. "He told me that he was evaluating my junior film with the other coaches. They sat around for awhile and talked about it and decided to offer me. Then I heard from the head coach who said he liked my ability to play the quarterback position. He liked that I'm a duel-threat who can be creative. If the pocket breaks down, I can get out and do my thing to make something happen.

"I've looked into Navy a lot since the offer. I like the offensive style running a lot of quarterback options, zone reads, and under center wing formations. I've gained a better understanding of it from watching their games. It's a style I think I could grow into. We run a spread shotgun at Whitehaven. It's not too far off from what they do. I think I could go in and learn as far as reads go and make a quick impact in the program."

In Whitehaven's last game of his junior season, Williams suffered an ACL tear which kept him out of action during the summer. He was set to impress at a lot of camps, but was unable to participate as he rehabbed the injury.

"I was invited to a slew of camps," he said. "I still went but could only do mental reps. We currently number one in our city and play this week to clinch a playoff berth. I'm hearing from a lot of college coaches. I've been to Ole Miss the past three weekends. I'm also hearing from Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Memphis, Arkansas State, Cincinnati, and MTSU.

"One coach I've heard from recently is Derek Mason over at Vanderbilt. We have some former players from Whitehaven there so it's a campus I've visited many times. He said he likes my style of play. He likes how I don't get rattled in situations and keep my composure. Since the season started I haven't talked to him as much I'm still hearing from him and his staff. I have a few schools that I really like, but, at the moment, I'm wide open with my recruiting."

Williams started at wide receiver, but took over the full-time quarterback duties in his junior year at Whitehaven. After a 9-3 season last year, Williams says that he and the other Tiger captains are ready to take the team to new heights.

"This year I've become a real student of the game," said Williams. "I'm pre-reading the coverage of the defense, I've improved my mechanics, and making better decisions if the play breaks down to checkdown or take off with it. The coaches don't really like to tell us our stats, but I know I've passed for 1396 yards in six games."

Whitehaven faces Memphis East (6-1) in a match-up of district rivals. Last season, East prevailed in with a hard-fought 13-10 home victory.

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