February 17, 2009
Another Olive Branch prospect
Olive Branch (Miss.) High School traditionally churns out loads of major college talent and 2010 looks as though it will be no different. One prospect to keep an eye on out of the talent factory is defensive lineman Reggie Williams.
As a junior, Williams had 7.5 sacks and 55 tackles while playing all over the defensive line. At 6-foot-1, 250 pounds, Williams is a weight room warrior who uses his strength to his advantage.
"I'm doing football track and power lifting," Williams said. "I squat 615 pounds and bench about 335 or 340. I'm running and lifting weights, getting better at my footwork and doing everything I can do to become a better man on the football field and in the classroom."
While he is a physical force on the field, Williams' presence as a leader may be where his biggest strength lies.
"I bring all the energy to the team," he said. "I bring everybody together. I keep everyone together like we're a family."
Williams has gotten some initial interest from programs such as Memphis and Southern Miss and when it comes time to start making decisions about college he has more in mind than just football.
"I'm looking for everything, where they can help me in the classroom too. I'm not just an athlete, I'm good in school too. It's all around. I'm just keep my eyes on all schools right now."
In the spring, Williams has some things he is working on improve his game.
"I'm trying to get to some camps but I don't know which ones I'm going to try to hit," he said. "I'm just trying to get my feet quicker and my shuttle run down. Right now I run a 4.7 in the 40. I want to get down to a 4.5 before college."
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