Jermaine Williams: Army All-American

Chat with the top player in Arizona.

A few years ago the Army All-American game was played with little fan fare and no TV coverage.  Today it is every high school players dream to be selected and play in the Army All-American game.  TV coverage is huge and several players will reveal their college choice in front of TV camera on national television.  Arizona has been well represented since the beginning of this game.  Lamar Baker (Agua Fria) and Junior Taylor (Mesa) played in the 1st game.  Others who have played over the years include: John Kadous (Salpointe), Zac Miller (Desert Vista), Daniel Borg (Ironwood Ridge) and Ekom Udofia (Chaparral).  All players played major minutes during their respective game (Udofia didn't play due to injury).  This year's game will once again have some Arizona flavor involved as Maryvale DE and ASU commit Jermaine Williams has been selected to play this season.  We were able to catch up with Jermaine and chat with him about this great accomplishment. How does it make you feel to be an All-American?

Jermaine: "It makes me feel really good, because I didn't feel like I played all that well during my junior season.  But, I've been working hard to get better and now I feel like all my hard work has really paid off." What goes though your mind when you hear your name mentioned as one of the top recruits in the country?

Jermaine: "It makes me really proud and gives me a feeling like I've finally accomplished something.  At the same time it is very humbling to see my name along side some of the best in the country." What about the Army game are you most looking forward to?

Jermaine:  "I really feel like it's going to be my 1st college football game.  I am also looking forward to testing my skills and abilities against the top players in the country.  I'm also looking forward to the speed of the game." Is anyone from your family going to make the trip to San Antonio with you?

Jermaine:  "My mother and father are going for sure.  My older brother and Coach Bruney are also going to go as well."  What was it about ASU that was the deciding factor in you choosing them?

Jermaine:  "I grew up watching ASU and rooting for my cousin (Levi Jones) while he was playing for them.  Plus, the relationships between the players and coaches is something that I really respect." Tell us a little about your team's season thus far.

Jermaine:  "We are really coming along right now.  We need to continue to stay focused and disciplined and we will be okay.  If we can get closer as a family we have enough talent to make some noise come playoff time."  What has Coach Tom Bruney meant to you in your high school career?

Jermaine:  "He has really been a father figure to me.  He has really showed me and taught me things that no one else has.  He is really a great role model and father figure to all Maryvale football players.  We seniors are just trying to enjoy this last season with him, because we will all miss him next year."


The staff at would really like to thank Jermaine for his time and we wish him the best of luck in the Army All-American game and the best of luck the rest of the season.

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