The 5-foot-11, 208-pound Williams plays both running back and linebacker for the Crabbers, but Hampton coach Mike Smith thinks he’ll play tailback in college.
What stands out most for Williams?
“I think size, speed, intensity,” said Smith, who compared Williams to fast, powerful running backs of the past like Marcus Dupree and Ricky Williams. “He’s a tremendous looking kid for a sophomore. … He’s quite a specimen.
“Tremendous kid. Great character. Great study habits. A real team person. You just couldn’t give him enough accolades.”
The Hokies were his first offer in February. Asked who else the running back considered, Smith laughed, before responding, “No one. That’s been his dream. He just loved Virginia Tech.”
Williams ran for about 600 yards and 13 touchdowns last year as a sophomore, filling in because of injuries and sharing duties. He’ll handle tailback duties next year in the same backfield as ’13 Tech commit Deon Newsome, who is expected to play some quarterback.
Curt Newsome was Williams’ primary recruiter.
Williams is the Hokies’ second commitment for 2014, joining defensive end Vincent Mihota from Massaponax High in Fredericksburg. Virginia Tech has 11 commitments in its 2013 class.
Here is one of Williams’ highlight reels: