James Williams (Class 2010, 6'-1" - 160 lbs) is one of those receivers that you love to see getting the ball, he can catch, run and score. When he is on defense, you wish the other team tries to run or pass to his side because he will make you pay. He is an impressive defensive player and he definitely can hit. He has a natural intensity built in his bones, muscles and mind. I attended some of his games, and I saw the whole season on film, sometimes I find myself rewinding his plays repeatedly. He is a three sports athlete and a joy to watch. He has been the recipient of many awards in all three sports. I really think he would be an asset at the next level.
James is a disciplined player, smart and respectful of the game. He embodied what the Hornets football team is; intensity, pride and desire for superiority. When I met him and his brother (Anthony Williams QB class of 2010 prospect) it was a joy to talk to both of them. He volunteers his time every year to help younger players in basketball and football. He is a smart young man and he understands what needs to be done academically and on the field to get to play at the next level. He is working hard toward that goal.
James' football career started at the age of seven. He played every year of youth football until it was time for high school. He started his high school career in the freshman team as a wide receiver and helped the team to a perfect season 10-0. He continued his success in the JV team and was part of another impressive season 9-1. In the 2008 as a junior he started as a wide receiver and safety and some plays as returner for the varsity team. He was an integral part of the team that reached the semifinals losing to the champion to be in a hard fought game. He ended his 2008 season with 20 receptions for 320 yards (Avg. 16 yards per reception) with 8 touchdowns. He also displayed great ability, intensity and determination as a safety.
In the offensive side, James has great hands and he is good at catching the ball in high traffic areas or tight coverage. He is willing to block on the open field or busted plays. He is good at securing the ball when he gets hit and gain yards after contact. He is fast and takes good angles away from defenders. He has good vision of the field. In the defensive side, he is an aggressive hitter, good foot quickness. In general, he is a solid DB. Basketball, track and weightlifting keep him in top condition during the off-season. James is looking for the opportunity to play for one of the following schools: Texas A&M, Arizona, California, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA or Stanford.
James is a very talented and intense player. He wants to keep playing after high school and he knows the effort he needs to put in the field and classroom. He is working hard on both and he expects to have a 3.0 GPA at the end of his high school years and be at the top of his game. James Williams is a player to watch in the upcoming season.