Jacob Williams Signing Day Video
SOPHOMORE YEAR STATS: 37 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 tackles for loss
COMMITTED TO SMU OVER: Colorado State, New Mexico State
SIDE NOTE: Williams says he is really good at basketball, but didn’t play in high school for two reasons: 1) he didn’t want to get injured and jeopardize football, and 2) his high school team wasn’t very good and he doesn’t like losing.
AUDIBLE: “This was one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make, and I’m happy I’m not stressing about it anymore.”
How Williams fits
The junior college transfer can play the 1 or 3 technique defensive tackle in a four-man front. He provides immediate depth and size along SMU’s interior defensive line.
What Williams brings
Strength and power: Williams will win with his power and by pushing offensive linemen back. He’s not a gap-shooting type. He doesn’t get moved backward often, but he can be moved side-to-side when he struggles to use his hands. Williams is a run-stopper first who can occupy double-teams. He may not get a lot of tackles for loss, but he disrupts plays by getting push.
What to Expect Junior Year
Williams has two seasons of eligibility left. The former Southern Mississippi signee should see the field in meaningful snaps right away.
Career Expectations for Ward
A potential starter at defensive tackle, but at worst a sub-package player for the next two seasons.