Phoenix (Ariz.) Maryvale strongside defensive end Jermaine Williams is a 6-foot-4, 255-pound playmaking machine. He calls himself a quarterback's worst nightmare, and because of that teams jumped all over him early in the recruiting process. However, Williams, who is ranked as the nation's No. 68 player by Rivals.com, decided to end the process early and commit to Arizona State.
It's a decision he said he's still solid with.
"I'm still solid to Arizona State," Williams, who is also ranked as the No. 1 player in Arizona, said. "I really like the coaching staff there and the atmosphere. It's close to home, too. It just seems like a good fit for me."
Tom Nordquist was the main man responsible for recruiting Williams and the Devils landed the commitment over heavy interest from Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, Michigan, Notre Dame and UCLA.
Williams said he is solid and the only school he could ever see himself looking hard at would be UofA.
"The only other school I would even consider would be Arizona," he said. "I don't see myself leaving the state to go anywhere. If Arizona had a real good year I may take a visit after the season to see what they have going on there."
Williams said he's been working hard this summer, trying to improve his game.
"Every single day I've been working out with my cousin at the API," he said. "I'm going to be in great shape for the fall."
Williams was a two-way threat for Maryvale last year. He rushed for 1,300 yards and 16 touchdowns on offense. He had 12 sacks as a junior on defense.