"I'm very excited to be able to play football and to help my team on the field this year," Williams said. He was ruled ineligible after transferring from a school in North Carolina.
At 220 pounds, Williams is a running back that carries a load. "I think that because I'm a bigger back, most people think that I will run them over," he said. Yet Williams claims that there is more to him than his opponents see. "I can move quicker than people think and it throws people off," he said of tacklers trying to bring him down. Deceptive speed and forceful power are just are few reasons why recruiters are interested in Williams.
Even though he didn't play a down last season, many schools have already shown interest in the solid running back due to stellar freshmen and sophomore seasons. Williams recorded 253 yards and 3 touchdowns in one game during his sophomore season.
Stats like these are why schools from all over the spectrum are interested in him. According to him, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Purdue, and Clemson, are a few big name schools that have shown curiosity toward him while Sun Belt programs Middle Tennessee
, South Alabama
, and Western Kentucky
have also caught Williams' attention.
However, he claims that he is not close to making a decision about which university he will choose yet. "I'm really not focused or leaning toward one school right now," he stated. Nevertheless, he declared that one school has shown more interest than the others. "The only school that is showing me that they really want me bad is Middle Tennessee," he said.
"Basically, I just want to keep getting faster and stronger," Williams said about his future. If he does, expect more schools to continue dashing toward Mr. Williams' door.
Keon Williams is one of the many rising senior prospects out of the state of Tennessee that should have a major impact on many schools' recruiting. A running back from Red Bank, TN., Williams is looking forward to returning to the field this fall after having to sit out his junior season.