Williams Adds Fourth Offer

Copiah-Lincoln LB Zachary Williams (6-2, 240) added his fourth offer on Tuesday...

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Zachary Williams
Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.)
  • ILB
  • 6'2"
  • 240


JCFootball.com has been able to confirm that Williams has added an offer from UAB.

The offer joins the three Williams already had from the likes of Louisville, South Alabama and Southern Mississippi.

In addition to those three schools, the talented linebacker has also been hearing from Arizona State, Auburn, Kentucky, Louisiana-Lafayette and Minnesota.

As a freshman this past fall, Williams played almost exclusively at middle linebacker and he led Co-Lin with 78 tackles while also racking up 5.5 sacks.

"I played middle linebacker, but I also rushed the quarterback at different times too," Williams told JCFootball.com earlier this spring. "This year I'll rotate a little bit and play some SAM (strongside linebacker) for us and I'll play some defensive end too, depending on the different calls and situations."

This offseason, Williams has been hard at work in both the film room and the weight room as well as on the field, preparing for his increased role.

"I played only defensive end in high school, so this past year was my first time playing linebacker so I have worked a lot on my pass-drops, just getting into them, my footwork, stuff like that, just so I can be more smooth into it," Williams said. "What I do best is anticipate and read things. My anticipation is what helps me make plays that maybe other guys can't do and I think it will only get better now that I've played linebacker for a year and I have that experience under my belt."

As a prep at Leake County High School in Walnut Grove, Mississippi, Williams was unable to qualify for a scholarship to a four-year program, so he decided to take the JC-route and he said that the Wolfpack was the obvious choice for him.

"They have a family environment here and I liked it a lot," Williams said. "The coaches here are great, they really take care of you and I bonded with them really well. It felt like home."

Williams is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.


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