Being one of the youngest players on his team has its advantages.
West Rusk's Braylon Williams only turned 17 years old this past August, according to his head coach and good friend Coach John Frazier, Williams still has a lot of growing to do.
That's a good thing for Southern Methodist University, the Mustangs picked up William's pledge over the summer, and the versatile athlete is excited about playing his career on the Hilltop.
"I'm very much committed to SMU," Williams told PonyStampede.com in a recent interview. "Arkansas wants me to take an official visit, but right now I don't plan on taking one anywhere else other than SMU."
At 6-foot-4 and 235-pounds, his coach states that one of Williams's biggest strengths and talents is his eight and a half foot wing span is something that the defensive end uses to his advantage.
"He is still going to grow a few more inches and has the frame to put on 20 to 35 pounds," Coach Frazier said. "He never comes off the football field for us; recently we have been playing just on defense due to his ankle. He plays basketball, after he gets to college and focuses on one sport he will be a beast for SMU."
According to Williams, he has built a great relationship with SMU's linebacker coach Tim Hundley.
"He is so easy to talk to," Williams said. "We have developed a great relationship; he is a big reason why I'm going to SMU. I love Coach (June) Jones and the rest of the coaching staff as well."
Williams hopes to take in SMU's game against Memphis this coming weekend.
"Right now I'm planning on going to the Memphis game," Williams said. "I'm very excited about watching my future team play."