Four-Star LB Camren Williams has been named to the prestigious High School Butkus Award Preseason Watch list. Williams became the second pledge in Penn State's class of 2012 in March -- and has proved to be quite a grab for the Lions ever since.
"I think it's really exciting," Williams said of his selection. "We have to send the committee my film after every game this year and they will narrow the list as the season goes on."
He added, "It really helps me get even more motivated for the season."
The Bukus Award is in it's 27th year, and 2011 marks the fourth year since the high school division has been added. Williams is one of 51 players from across the country to make the watch list.
"It's really been humbling to know that I am so blessed to have the opportunity to be known as one of the top linebackers in the country," Williams said. "And it definitely motivates me to keep working to be a better linebacker."
The William's family are not strangers to football accolades, as Camren's father, Brent Williams played 11 seasons in the NFL -- mostly for the New England Patriots.
"He was really excited," Williams said of his fathers reaction. "But he knows that being known as one of the top-50 linebackers in the country is a great accomplishment, but I still have a lot of work because the goal is to hopefully be the best linebacker in the country."
A goal that is influenced heavily by the West Roxbury, Mass., standout's school of choice -- PSU.
"My goal for my senior season is to represent Linebacker U," Williams said. "I have a lot of work to do to represent Penn State the best I possibly can."