As the population of the Grand Canyon State of Arizona grows so does the number of talented football players. The talent pool from the state of Arizona is definitely on the rise and it seems over the past few years the state has had one of the nation's top players at his position. Once again the state of Arizona has a candidate who could be a highly-rated player.
The player to keep your eye on is two-way standout Jermaine Williams (6-4, 255, 4.64) Phoenix (Ariz.) Maryvale.
Williams was selected first-team all-region as a defensive lineman and was second-team all-league running back in 2004.
How do you like that combination?
From his running back position, Williams rushed for 1,300 yards and scored 16 touchdowns. As a defensive end he had 14 sacks.
Williams is being recruited as a strongside defensive end and already has offers from both in-state schools Arizona and Arizona State.
Schools such as Michigan, UCLA, Oregon, UTEP and Texas Tech were already by the school. He is getting letters from whole Pac-10, Florida, Florida State, Colorado and many more schools.
Williams has an outstanding work ethic and is a weight room warrior. His bench is 325 and the last time he maxed on a full squat he lifted 450-pounds. He broke his school's record with a 300-pound power clean.
Does Williams have an early favorite college?
"Arizona State and Arizona are my favorites because they have already offered," Williams said. "But I'm interested in every school that has shown me recruiting attention."
"I want to play at a school that is close to home," Williams said. "I also want a chance for early playing time. Arizona told me I would play right away for them."
The scouting report on Williams is he's a very serious and focused football player. He is very business like on the field and possesses a nasty streak. This is a young man who could make a very early impact on the college level.
Williams is definitely one to mark down on your to watch list this fall.