"I ended up with 19 sacks again," added Alex Williams. "I tried to get 30, but I got doubled and triple teamed a lot and they were running to the other side. I had 12 sacks in the first four games, and then they started running away from me. I take that as a complement."
able to contribute to the team's state championship his sophomore year but Florida
A&M fell just short this season.
"We made it to the State Semifinals,
but we lost to Werner Christian. It was tough, but that is football."
#78 nationally rated defensive end feels like he became a better all around player
"Last year, I am not going to lie, some teams saw that
they could run it my way and get it away with it. But this offseason, I put on
some weight and got a lot stronger in the gym. I worked hard to become a better
run stopper, and I feel like it is now one of my strengths."
colleges are keeping in contact with Alex at the present time?
Arkansas, Ole Miss, and FAMU. I have not made any decisions yet. I have a visit
at Arkansas on January 8th, and I am taking a visit to Ole Miss on January 25th.
Those are set in stone."
Alex was receiving some interest from Texas Tech earlier; anything going on with the Redraiders?
"I never heard
anything from Tech. My coach has a connection with one of their coaches, so he
has been talking to them for me. I would like to hear from them though."
was Alex's most recent scholarship offer; what is going on with them?
spoke to my recruiter from Michigan this week, and he is trying to set up a visit
right now. We have to schedule it around my basketball scheudle. We have a lot
of big games on the weekends in January, so it is making my scheduling difficult.
I have not set up a visit in stone like Ole Miss and Arkansas, but I am going
to get it done."
Williams' close relationship with Coach Vaughn at
Ole Miss has continued.
"I talk to Coach Vaughn on a regular basis.
He calls me, and I call him. Of course I call him more just to make sure everything
is still the same between us. I just want to make sure that I still stand the
same way I stood before they started getting some commits. He tells me that I
still have my spot."
Alex could be playing a different position if
he were to sign with Ole Miss.
"They like me at outside linebacker.
They like me for OLB or a redzone WR. I do like the fact that they said they would
put me at OLB if I came in there at this weight, but if I gain some weight, they
said they would move me to DE. They are just being honest and not telling me what
I want to hear."
The Tallahassee resident has also built a tight relationship
with Arkansas' head coach, Bobby Petrino.
"Basically the same thing.
I call Coach Petrino and he calls me to see if we still stand the same. He actually
came to my basketball practice the other day. He said he was going to send their
(Arkansas) basketball coach to come watch me play. The same thing goes with Ole
Miss, Coach Vaughn said he was sending one of their coaches to see me play (in
basketball). Both of them said they would have no problem with me playing both
sports. Everything is looking real good right now."
Alex was actually
a 1st Team All-State member in both sports as a junior.
19 points, 13 rebounds, and 4 block shots a game last year. I just started back
because our football season just got over last week. I have only played in three
games. I had 20 points in the first, 10 in the second, and 22 last game."
and Ole Miss continue to show Alex the most interest.
are the coaches that talk to me the most. I feel that they are honest and genuine
with me. That is why they are the top two schools on my list."
Vols tried to get into the game before Coach Fulmer was let go, now it looks like
the new Tennessee staff is also interested.
"I had one of their coaches
come to my school recently. They sent over one of the old coaches who stayed on
their staff. He told me that they were going to continue recruiting me. They also
want me to come over for a visit. I have actually heard from them a couple of
times in the last few days. They are picking it up with me."
the local school, and Alex had hoped the Seminoles would have offered him by now,
but that has not transpired.
"I am still waiting to see what is going
to happen with them. That is part of the reason I have not committed yet. But
it does not look good. I do not think anything is going to happen."
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