Compton OL has southern flavor

Athletically gifted tackles are a luxury very few colleges have and one of the best in the Juco ranks this year is Compton OL Mike Williams (6-7, 307). Lots of schools have been sending Williams mail and he's already garnered an offer, but he knows what schools he's really the most interested in.

"Either Miami or Florida State is where I want to go," Williams said. "I'm from (Florida) so they are where I grew up loving and wanting to go."

Besides the home-state favorites, Williams is hearing mainly from Utah, Nebraska, Oregon State, Iowa State and Washington.

Williams prepped at Calvary Christian School in Fort Lauderdale and had the test scores and grades he needed to qualify, but there was one problem – he was missing a core class.

"I didn't have a political science class and that's what held me up," Williams said. "Had the SAT and ACT scores I needed and my grades were fine, but that one class sort of screwed me up."

Enter Compton College coach Angelo Jackson who contacted Williams soon after the young man from Florida found out he wouldn't qualify.

"I had offers from Florida International and Central Florida, but since I didn't qualify, I thought coming out here and starting a new life was the best thing for me," Williams said. "I liked coach Jackson and he recruited me and told me they would use me out here and they did."

Williams plays right tackle for Compton and has an excellent frame and long arms.

"I'm good at pass blocking, but I want to get better at run blocking," the athletic Williams said. "I'm working on getting stronger and using my technique a little more.

"I run a 5.2 forty and I bench 315, but I know that needs to get up more."

To do that Williams is working out hard in the weight room and he's also getting it done in the classroom.

He expects to graduate in December and will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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