Austin Area Sophomore Loves the Horns

Round Rock Stony Point made a run to the state finals in 2008 and is looking to win another district title and aims for another deep playoff run. Receiver Stephen Williams led the team in receiving as a sophomore and is enjoying his spring ball. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with Williams after practice this week to catch up on the speedy athlete's plans for the summer.

If you follow high school football in the state of Texas, you have likely heard of Stephen Williams. The Stony Point Tiger burst on the high school scene as a true freshman when he accounted for 533 yards and seven touchdowns on just 45 touches in 2007 as the Tigers won their first district crown and playoff game.

In 2008 as a sophomore, Williams (5-8, 170) led the Tigers in receiving with 50 catches for 679 yards and four touchdowns en route to a state semifinal appearance with the quickly improving program in the Austin suburbs. The speedster also added 382 rushing yards and three more scores on the ground from his "F" position on the field.


Williams should get even
more touches as a junior

As a junior next year, Williams will continue to primarily exploit defenses from the F spot, but it is possible that he might carry the ball from the "T" (running back) position as Tiger leading rusher Glasco Martin heads off to Baylor.

College recruiters certainly have noticed Williams' ability as several schools have invited him to summer camps.

"I got invited to camps at Texas, Penn State and Kansas, but I think I won't make the out-of-state ones," Williams told Burnt Orange Beat after practice this week. Williams does expect to make the Texas camp on June 14. He also plans on attending several local combines.

Williams also attended the Longhorn Spring Game with Stony Point sophomore teammates DT Jordan Wade and LB P.L. Lindley.

"The Texas spring game was very fun and very exciting," said Williams, whose cousin is the sophomore corner Aaron Williams. It sounds as though the Longhorns will be tough to beat if they were to offer.

"If Texas were to offer, that would be great. That's who I like," the sophomore said.


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