Introducing Javin Williams

RaiderPower.com interviews Lithia Springs (GA) athlete Javin Williams, who is starting to see some interest from a handful of schools, including Texas Tech.

Athlete Javin Williams plays both sides of the ball for Lithia Springs (GA) High School.

The 6-foot-1, 172-pound prospect has turned a lot of heads with his versatility--last year, he started at X receiver but also played across at Z, inside at Y, at corner, and at both safety spots. In the Lions' first year in the spread offense, he showed he could do it all for head coach Craig Chatman.

His ability to play seemingly anywhere has attracted some attention on Twitter.

"Over the last month I've had about 45 different coaches follow me," Williams said.

In-state schools like Georgia have been in contact with Williams, along with coaches from schools a bit farther from home like Navy and Texas Tech. Red Raider coach Eric Morris has been in contact with Williams, and while it sounds like the relationship is still in its early stages, the coaching staff is evaluating Williams as a prospect.

"(Coach Morris) followed me, and I gave him a link to my film, and he told me he hasn't got a chance to watch it yet."

Williams said he is definitely familiar with Texas Tech's offense and their head coach. He recalled seeing a feature on coach Kliff Kingsbury on ESPN last year.

"It was about the offense and how energetic he is. He wears the shades, the sunglasses, but it seems like he comes off as an energetic young coach. You can tell he likes to play fast and throw the ball a lot. I know he is one of the youngest coaches in the FBS, and I know he used to play for Tech."

Williams expressed a preference for playing receiver, but says he is willing to play whatever position the team needs him at in order to win. If he were to play receiver at the next level, he would most want to play in an Air Raid or spread offense scheme.

The Georgia native was clocked running a 4.58-second 40-yard dash at his high school's summer camp, and also ran a 4.66 at the MVP Camp held at Westlake (GA) last Sunday.

"I'm trying to get those times down," Williams added.

Williams is confident about his performance at that MVP camp last weekend, and made some good connections while there. The National Recruiting Director for the Army All-American Game, Erik Richards, followed him on Twitter shortly after his performance.

The Lithia Springs prospect doesn't have a timeline or any favorites in place right now.

"If I get that dream offer and it's that school, I think I would go ahead and commit. If I go on a visit and it's something I didn't expect, it might change things - if it stands out and I like it, and I like the coaches, I'd go ahead and commit there."

Williams doesn't have any offers yet but lists interest from Samford, Western Kentucky, Georgia, Jacksonville State, Texas Tech, and Virginia Tech.

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