After placing fourth in the discus at the USATF National tournament in Miami, Lorenzo Williams heads to Omaha this week to compete in the National Junior Olympics meet.
“This is my final meet for the summer,” Williams said. “Then I can concentrate fully on football. We start two-a-days the second week of August. I’ve been staying in shape but I haven’t been running enough to be in football shape. I’ve got some work to do.”
With recruiting attention coming from the likes of Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas State, Kansas, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Stanford, Arkansas, Princeton, Harvard, Michigan and Tennessee, football is never actually far from his mind.
Attending the camp at Oklahoma has helped put the Sooners at the top of Williams’ wish list.
“I really enjoyed Oklahoma’s camp and I’d like to play for Brent Venables,” Williams said. “He’s a good player’s coach.”
Williams is also listing Northwestern, Tennessee, Michigan, Kansas State, and Kansas – the only school to offer so far – as his top picks.
“I want to play football and have a good time, but I also want to get a good education – hopefully get to play in some bowl games.”
Williams holds a 4.0 GPA, but hasn’t received his ACT scores yet.
The 6-foot-3, 240 pound linebacker also plays on the offensive side as a fullback or tight end, but prefers defense.
“I feel a lot better on defense. It’s more fun. There’s a rush you just can’t describe when you get to hit people.”
Lorenzo earned honorable hention all-state honors as a junior for his linebacker skills and looks forward to his senior season at Midwest City, Okla.
“I think we have the talent to knock off Jenks,” Williams said. “That’s my goal for this year, to knock them off and win the state championship.”