Football fans can’t wait to find out more about their teams future commitments.
What type of players they are going to be for their University, what their strengths and weaknesses were on the high school level and what they are thought of on and off the football field.
Who knows these prospects better than most? Who can tell you their strengths and weaknesses and what makes these players tick?
InsideTennessee.com is proud to bring you a close and in-depth look at each of Tennessee’s current commitments through the eyes of their high school coaches. We will be interviewing each prospect Head Coach, assistant coaches and those who are most familiar with each athlete.
In the first of edition of this new feature, we go south to Gator Country to talk to Gainesville Florida Head Coach Ryan Smith.
Smith, a veteran head coach in the Florida High School system, is not only sending one commitment to the Vols but two. We visited with Smith first about the Vols newest pledge Jordan Williams.
Question: What type of player is Jordan Williams?
Answer: Jordan is a high motor guy that never stops hustling. Another great way to describe him is to say he is a very athletic big guy, you can’t find enough of those to be on your team.
Question: Give us more insight about Williams the player on the football field for you.
Answer: He is a 6-foot-4, 250-pound athlete that is still very raw and is still growing. He has only been in our program since last January and has probably already put on 25 to 30 pounds in that short time.
Question: What are your expectations of Williams once he arrives on a college campus from a physical standpoint?
Answer: When he gets to UT and gets in a college weight program I think the sky is the limit for him. I think he will grow and mature a lot more and will grow into a beast. I see him getting a lot bigger.
Question: What weaknesses if any does Williams possess at this point in time?
Answer: The main thing he needs to do is get stronger. Like I said before he probably never lifted weights a day in his life before he got to our program less than a year ago. All players can work and improve their technique, especially defensive linemen.
Question: What is Williams’ biggest strength?
Answer: It’s his intelligence on and off the field. He is very smart and that also shows on the football field. Not only is he football savvy, but he is football smart. He is like having another coach on the field.
Question: What are your expectations of Williams at the college level?
Answer: I expect him to be a great one for Tennessee. He has a lot of upside, with his athletic ability he will only get better with experience and time.
Question: You have told us what kind of player Williams is on the field, what type of person is he off of it?
Answer: He is a great young man. He is very charismatic, very outgoing and has never met a stranger. He is a fun person to be around. He can be very outspoken at times, but in a good way.
Stay tuned for an “Inside” look at Williams teammate Trevarrius Saulsberry as we continue this series on Tennessee’s commitments.
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