There's plenty to be excited about these days for Leroy, Ala. wide receiver Johnny Williams. The senior speedster has been a big part of an impressive run with his teammates in Alabama's 2A classification. His team is now heading into a semifinal matchup against Tuscaloosa (Ala.) American Christian Academy on Friday night.
"I feel real confident," Williams said. "We just gotta put everything on the line. We've been doing great. Our coach is doing great. Our offensive coordinator is doing great. Our defensive coordinator is doing great."
Heading into the semifinal matchup, Williams is brimming with confidence.
"I'm looking for a blowout," he said. "I'm looking for a good game. They've got that guy (Brad) Smelley who's supposed to be pretty good so I want to have a good game."
Williams has more than just the playoffs to be excited about as well. His recruitment is starting to pick up and recently Memphis has joined UAB to offer him.
"Coach Hinshaw from Memphis was just here visiting," he said. "He just came in and I had to show him some film. He watched me on film and he said he'd be calling me. He talked to my momma the whole time. You know how mommas are. I feel great about coach. He's a nice man. I gotta get up there and see the school."
After scoring a 22 on the ACT recently, Williams will have no problem qualifying and he plans to take official visits to Alabama, UAB and Memphis. Though Alabama hasn't come with an offer yet, if they did eventually bring one his way, he wouldn't necessarily accept.
"Alabama would be a big offer," he said. "But I'm really trying to go where I'm really wanted instead of just to a college where I'm going to be on a good team."
UAB is still hot on the trail of Williams but right now he has discussed official visits to Alabama on the weekend of January 12 and Memphis on the weekend of January 19th.
Williams could be a diamond in the rough for Leroy, Ala. and the longer his team plays the more opportunity he will have to showcase his abilities. As the playoffs and the recruiting process progress, he has been careful to appreciate things.
"Recruiting is going great right now," he said. "This is a big turning point in my life."