Williams Receiving Big-Time Interest

When it comes time to name the state's top prospects for the current crop of juniors, linebacker Nathan Williams of Washington Court House (Oh.) Miami Trace will be near the top fo the list. Williams already has one scholarship offer and is catching the eyes of the region's top programs.

When looking at defensive prospects in the junior Ohio high school football class, linebacker Nathan Williams (6-4, 220) of Washington Court House Miami Trace is a name that is always near the top of the list. Williams already has a scholarship offer from Miami (Ohio) and is also getting attention from the Midwest's top programs.

As a matter of fact, he's been a frequent attendee at college football games this fall.

"I went to Notre Dame for the Penn State and Michigan games," Williams said. "The rest of the time I have been to Ohio State.

"I am getting ready to go Miami of Ohio. They have offered me and I want to go down and take a look."

Right now, Ohio State seems to be at the top of Williams's list.

"I just love the tradition at Ohio State," he said. "I have always really liked Notre Dame too but I fell in love with Ohio State. This is a magical season. It has been great to watch." 

Williams could be a linebacker or defensive end in college.

"Ohio State likes me at the Leo," he said. "It is the position Bobby Carpenter played."

To play that position, Williams has been working on improving his physical capabilities.

"I have been working to be as versatile as I can," he said. "The position calls for someone big enough to play defensive end but fast enough to play linebacker. I need to keep working on my speed but I need to stay in the weight room too."

Williams plays on both sides of the ball for Miami trace.

"I am having a pretty good year," he said. "I am averaging 10 yards a carry on offense as a fullback. I have forced 7 fumbles on defense. We are having a tough year as a team but we are playing better over the last few weeks."

Keep an eye on Nathan Williams in the months to come. He will likely be one of Ohio's most highly-recruited players and a top 20 prospect in Ohio High magazine.

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