2004 Recruiting Profile: Ja'Kouri Williams

<STRONG>Ja'Kouri Williams</STRONG> is a sensational running back prospect from Plaquemine (pronounced Plack-a-men), Louisiana. Williams, 6-0 and 185 pounds, rushed for 1,464 yards and 28 scores last season as a junior.

"My speed is my biggest advantage," Williams said. I run a 4.4 and my fastest 100 meters is 10.4. I have good vision and read my blocks very well. I consider myself an OK pass blocker and I can catch the ball. So I would say I am a complete back."

According to Williams, he has scholarship offers from Michigan, Tennessee, Florida State, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Auburn, Texas A&M, Tulane, and Louisiana Tech.

"I think there are a few more. Right now, Michigan, FSU and Tennessee are my three favorite teams. Michigan was the first school to offer me. I went to camp there last summer and I really liked it there. The atmosphere is nice, the coaches are great and they are always on TV. That is the biggest stadium in the country and Michigan is always recognized.

"Florida State has always caught my attention and they were my favorite team growing up as a kid. I have always wanted to play football in the state of Florida.

"Tennessee is a team that is always competing for something... a SEC Championship and a big bowl game every year. They are close to home but not that close. It's like the perfect distance. And they have had a great running back tradition of late.

"I also like Nebraska, Auburn, Ole Miss and anyone else that has offered. I have not really eliminated anyone. It will come down to being comfortable with whatever team I pick. Location is not that big of a deal. I would also like to play and not have to wait until my junior or senior season."

Williams carries a 2.8 grade point average and has already scored an 18 on the ACT. He bench presses 300 pounds, squats 500 and power cleans 260. Williams says he will not camp anywhere this summer.

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