Early attention for Gulf Coast's Williams

We continue to preview the top JUCO offensive tackles here at JCFootball.com and one of the most physically gifted this year is Mississippi Gulf Coast's Aaron Williams (6-6, 319). He's already got one offer in the bank and more could be on the way for the talented offensive line prospect...

Williams was a standout prep, if not for his size, then definitely for his athleticism, and received offers from a handful of schools including Arkansas State and Louisiana Tech.

"I had a couple of offers, but I wasn't able to qualify, so I didn't sign with anybody," Williams told JCFootball.com over the weekend. "Gulf Coast was close to home and they had won the National Championship a few years back and I really thought I could get things going here.

"Plus, you play against top talent here and that always makes you better. Facing off against some of the guys I do every day in practice, it almost makes the games seem easier."

As a freshman last fall, Williams manned the left tackle position for the Bulldogs, using his outstanding size and athleticism, to help them go 9-3 while averaging 475 yards per game.

"I'm a better pass-blocker right now, but I'm getting better as a run-blocker," Williams said. "I'm out running almost every day and working out in the weight room, trying to get stronger and more explosive. It's helping me a lot, but you always have to push yourself."

Like when he was a senior, schools are showing him interest and Louisiana Tech has, yet again, extended an offer.

"They're my only offer right now, but I have a couple of others that are recruiting me too," Williams said. "Houston is recruiting me pretty hard and Ole Miss is sending me a lot of letters and stuff.

"I'm not close to making a decision, but I'd like to get some more offers so I can start comparing schools and stuff. I'll take my time and my visits and figure out where I want to go after that."

Williams is on pace to graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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