Williams lands first SEC offer

Vanderbilt was the first school out of the SEC to offer junior Kwon Williams, a versatile all-purpose back out of West Hall High School in Oakwood, Ga. The 6-foot, 185-pound athlete rushed for 1100 yards this past season with more than 1600 total yards and 23 touchdowns to be named Player of the Year in Georgia AAA/Region 7.

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"I'll be at Vanderbilt on March 21st for their Junior Day," Kwon Williams told VandyMania.com. "The interest first started when Coach Bankins sent a DM on Twitter asking me to keep him updated and invited me to a home game. When he offered he didn't really get a lot in to what they liked about me, other than they think I fit really well in their system and they want me to be a Commodore. I was excited but I haven't done a whole lot of research on Vanderbilt yet. I do know how good an academic school it is."

Colleges are noticing Williams ability to play (and excel at) various positions; running back, wide receiver, cornerback, and safety. Williams has collected additional offers from Georgia State, N.C. State, Cincinnati with Wake Forest and UCF coming in just weeks ago.

"Things have been picking up for me with recruiting," he said. "I've heard from Georgia Tech. I'll be at their Junior Day. I'll be at Duke and Wake Forest too. I had camps at Clemson and Florida. Wisconsin and Northwestern are two schools out of the Big 10 that have come to see me. I'm appreciative of all the attention, but my main focus right now is on the work I still have in front of me in high school."

Williams said the majority of schools showing interest like him at running back, but Wake Forest recently offered at nickelback. He said he'd most like to be recruited as "athlete".

"I worked hard this past off-season to cut down on my 40 (yard dash) time," said Williams. "I ran the ball with better vision and I think my balance was incredible, especially from where it was a year ago. It doesn't really matter, though, the position I'm recruited for. In the end, I want to play for a great head coach in a place where I actually feel at home with the other players."

This weekend Williams made Junior Day appearances at Duke (February 14) and Wake Forest (February 15). The Vanderbilt staff has also offered West Hall teammate Tyquan Statham, also an athlete but projects at outside linebacker. The two juniors led the Spartans to their region title in the football program’s 27-year history in 2014.

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