"Last year, I worked into the rotation," Williams told JCFootball.com recently. "We had a lot of talent last year with the sophomores that were already here and the freshmen that I came in with last year.
"This year we still have a lot of talent, but I'm better prepared to make a splash for my team with the experience I got last season and the work I've done this offseason.
"I am comfortable at both linebacker and defensive end, but I'm ore of a walked-down outside linebacker/stand-up end coming off the edge. I have long arms and good speed, so those help me do what I do best -- get pressure on the quarterback."
As a freshman last season, Williams finished with 16 tackles, two pass breakups and three quarterback pressures.
"This offseason, I have been working hard to put on good weight and to get stronger," Williams noted. "I feel like it will help take me to the next level in my game.
"I am also working a lot on my technique too. You can never stop working on your technique."
As far as recruiting is concerned, Williams is still waiting on his first offer, but he has been hearing from a few programs.
"Tennessee State and Kennesaw State have both been in contact and Cincinnati has shown some interest too," Williams said. "I'm just going to work on the stuff that I can control and hopefully coaches see what I can do this spring. I know spring will be big for me."
As a prep at Harris County (Ga.) High School, Williams had a few offers to choose from, but he was a late qualifier, so he decided to head to GMC to work on his craft while continuing to improve his academic prospects.
"My parents were both in the military, so I grew up in a military based family," Williams recalled. "I was also JROTC in high school, so it was a pretty easy fit for me and I liked the commitment to excellence (GMC) brought to the table as well as the order."
Williams is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2016 football season.
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