Williams Making Noise On D-Line

JUCO transfer Jonathan Williams may not get the same hype as some of the other new defensive linemen on the South Carolina roster, but the junior defensive end has turned some heads with his combination of size, athleticism, and overall intensity in the opening week of spring practice.

GamecockAnthem.com caught up with Williams last week, and the former junior college standout talked about his adjustment to the Gamecock program and much more.

Question: How much of a head start do you think you're gaining by being out here and going through spring practice?

Answer: It's going to help out a whole lot because the defensive system is a whole lot different from junior college.

Question: How are you working along with Clifton Geathers, Travian Robertson, and the other defensive line guys?

Answer: We're all working together well and competing everyday.

Question: Have any of the other players kind of helped you out since joining the team?

Answer: Oh yes, Jordin Lindsey and Casper Brinkley, because he played the same spot last year until he moved to linebacker. They helped me a whole lot, and I see Coach (Brad) Lawing a lot. He's a good coach.

Question: How did the winter workouts go for you?

Answer: They were good. They were very intense. It was a whole lot different from junior college.

Question: What is your current height and weight?

Answer: I'm 6'3 and 273 pounds.

Question: You originally committed to Mississippi State before changing your mind and signing with South Carolina last year. What helped you decide to choose the Gamecocks?

Answer: The overall program. It's a big state for me, and Carolina is an up and coming team. I think we're going to be on top this season.

Question: What goals have you set for yourself this spring?

Answer: Just to play hard. That's about it, just earn me a spot on the team.

Question: Is it nice to be back close to home?

Answer: Oh yeah, it's great. It seems like I'm at home already.

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