Signing Day: James Williams

The Vanderbilt staff picked up an outstanding lineman on Wednesday when James Williams signed on to be a Commodore. VandyMania's Don Yates was present at Smryna High School and obtained this video, photos and quotes from Williams signing ceremony.


Smyrna colors and a Vanderbilt hat waited patiently for a big lineman headed to Vanderbilt.

Luckily for Vanderbilt there was only one hat for James on the table.

James and his parents waited patiently for instructions.

Finally, the big moment came. James signed with Vanderbilt.

Afterwards, two proud parents posed with James.

James also posed with Smyrna head coach Shadowan. Shadowan had 5 players signing on Wednesday and may have 3 more signing in the coming days.


Click on the link below to view video of James Williams signing with Vanderbilt.

Williams Comments
VM: How do you feel now? You finally signed on the dotted line.

JW: I'm excited, I've been committed for almost a year now. I've finally been able to sign and make everything official.

VM: So did you have any butterflies?

JW: No, I was sure.

VM: So the big long process of recruiting, all the phone calls is over.

JW: Yeah, it's all over.

VM: Are you going to head up to Vanderbilt this summer? I know you're here but will you be able to take some classes at Vandy this summer and work out?

JW: I'm going to take a couple classes in June and start working

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