Garden City's Williams wants to go D-1

A bookend left tackle prospect who has four-year programs already interested in what he brings to the table is Garden City OT Darryl Williams (6-5, 290), but because he redshirted in 2010 he'll need to show them what he can do in order to get some offers...

Williams prepped at Ferris (Jersey City, NJ) High School and when he knew he wasn't going to qualify he began looking around for a place to play football and get his academics in order.

"I liked the staff and the program here and I felt like if I came here then I would have a better chance of going to a D-1 school," Williams told recently.

While he redshirted this past season, Williams got his academics up to par while also working on his overall game including his pass-blocking.

"I feel like I can do it all, but I'm probably a better run-blocker right now," Williams admitted. "I'll be playing the left tackle position so I've been working on my pass-blocking even more and my speed and my get-off, just so I can be the best I can be this fall."

Even though he has yet to show what he can do against some of the top JUCO talent in the country on a game-to-game basis, Williams has still garnered attention from a handful of schools looking for a reason to offer him.

"Right now Louisiana Tech, UNLV, Ole Miss, Nebraska and Arkansas are the schools that I've talked to," Williams said. "That was mainly in the spring when they came by to see us and stuff.

"I know I have to go out and show what I can do in games, but if I do well, I feel like I will have a chance to earn some offers."

Williams is on pace to graduate in May and he will have three years to play three wherever he ends up.

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