Williams anxious to get back on gridiron

One of Tennessee's top high school prospects is looking forward to getting back on the gridiron after having to take off last season due to a move and transfer. Chattanooga Red Bank running back Keon Williams didn't play his junior season, after moving from North Carolina he had to miss his junior year on the football field. Go inside to find out the latest on what schools are showing interest.

One of Tennessee's top high school prospects is looking forward to getting back on the gridiron after having to take off last season due to a move and transfer.

Chattanooga Red Bank running back Keon Williams didn't play his junior season, after moving from North Carolina he had to miss his junior year on the football field.

Williams realizes that missing last years action is probably one reason that he hasn't picked up any official offers at this point.

"Most schools are waiting to see what I can out on the football field," Williams told InsideTennessee.com. "Several schools are interested; they just want to see me in actual football action."

Williams attended some camps this summer, giving college coaches a glimpse of what to expect this fall.

"I attended a few camps this summer in hopes of showing what I can do," Williams said. "Several schools seem to be very interested in me."

Williams attended camp at Tennessee and came away impressed with the Vols new coaching staff.

"Coach (Ed) Orgeron and I have developed a pretty good relationship," Williams noted. "He is really cool, so is Coach (Lane) Kiffin. I liked the Tennessee camp, it was pretty intense. There were a lot of great athletes there."

Williams, a 5-foot-11, 215-pound running back, has been clocked at 4.49 in the forty, rushed for over 800 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore.

According to Williams there are several schools that are showing the talented athlete interest, including Tennessee, LSU, Alabama, Ole Miss, Clemson, South Carolina, Purdue and North Carolina.

Williams grew up in North Carolina rooting for the Tarheels basketball team.

He will get his first opportunity to prove what he can do on the football field when his Red Bank team opens the season August 28 against Boyd Buchanan High School.


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