JOHN WILLIAMS, DE, 6'5, 215, 4.7, HOUSTON LAMAR, TEXAS:
Williams is already one of the more physical defensive ends in the country and the college coaches love the fact that he has so much room to grow.
Williams will go into this season as a three-year starter at defensive end and he doubles at times as a tight end. Williams finished the season with 14 sacks and around 70 tackles.
"I think the best part of my game right now is rushing the passer," said Williams. "My quickness pays off in the rush game and I am able to get past offensive tackles pretty well."
Williams can bench 335 pounds and he has stayed at home this summer in an attempt to get bigger and stronger in the weight room. Williams will play hoops for the first time this upcoming season and he is penciled in as a starter already.
Williams has been offered by Oklahoma and Iowa State at this point, but he has heard from another 20 colleges or so.
"I like Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Miami, Florida State and Iowa State," said Williams. "At this point Oklahoma is my favorite with Texas a close second. I like Oklahoma's defense, because it fits who I am on the football field. I know that I could be very successful in the Sooners defense. I want to play for a college that has a great football program and the type of defense that I can fit in with. I want a good education background that will provide support in the academic process. That college must have a top defense and I want to go to a place where I can get some playing time within the first couple of years. Finally, I will go to the school with the best coaches I can relate to."
Williams has already qualified.
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