Christchurch trio: OL Win Homer, MLB Jeff Williams and ATH/LB Carlos Gray are prepping for the UVa…
2012 Jeff Williams
Linebacker Jeff Williams from Christchurch High (VA), has caught the eyes of Auburn, North Carolina, Penn State, Virginia, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Michigan, Duke and Rutgers. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound junior had 28 tackles, one forced fumble, one interception and a 15 yard touchdown return on a blocked punt in the first three games of his junior season. He has been on the injured reserve list since. "I tore my MCL but no surgery is required. I got hurt in the fourth game. But I am expected to be better than normal." Prior to his injury, several schools showed up to watch him lead the Christchurch defense. "When we went to Murray (Margaret Murray Washington High) in DC. I think Penn State was there, UVA and William and Mary was at that game, too." Penn State excites him the most, he said. "I really like Joe Pa and his group. One of my favorite linebackers played for Joe Pa - Lavar Arrington, and that is who I pattern myself after." Williams told me Auburn is currently sending him the most mail. "I went to a one day camp and we stayed a couple days and rode around town. Auburn is the place to be, I think. I like the staff there, they are very friendly and they have a Christian atmosphere." He also is impressed with Maryland. "I went to a three day camp there, and I really liked their coaching staff." Williams, a Danville native, is accustomed to being away from home considering Christchurch is four hours from his family. "I have been away from home since I was 16, so I am over the homesickness." "I am looking at education first - the graduation rates of athletes, and I am looking how long their coaching staff has been together, my well being, and the atmosphere of campus and facilities." Williams is eager to get back on the gridiron, and plans to attend the following camps. "I'm going to Penn state. I may go to the Virginia Tech camp again and actually Notre Dame sent me a letter but we got it late. And I actually got an Army invitation for the combine." Here's a look at Williams' highlight tape from the 2009 season.
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