Dontez Williams started every game last season as a sophomore, finishing with four interceptions. He may have been stuck in the shadow of his older brother Delrece Williams who set all kinds of rushing records at Steel Valley last season. This season, the younger Williams expects to take even bigger steps.
Williams is already starting to receive letters from schools, and has had college coaches ask about him through Steel Valley head coach Rod Steele, who just finished his first year at Steel Valley, taking the Ironmen into the playoffs.
"We did good, actually, we're working harder and starting earlier (on conditioning)," Williams said. "We started conditioning earlier as a team. (Steele) got us working more as a team. We get together doing family team dinners."
Though he can't have any contact with any college coaches, Williams has already been down for a Pitt spring practice, and likes what he sees.
"I like Pitt," Willliams said. "I like the environment, and everything, how they play. I just have to get used to (the speed). It's a lot different from high school."