It's down to two schools for the services of Byrd defensive back Kieron Williams -
Kieron Williams talks his commit to Air Force
"When I was on my official visit [to Air Force] a couple of weeks ago I thought the scenery was beautiful in and around the campus," said Kieron Williams. "The guys all treated me nicely. It's far away from home and that's what I wanted, to be able to experience something different. The coaches were all cool. Air Force has such a great atmosphere for education and for football. I'm not from a military family or anything but I believe I can adapt to the lifestyle. It's nice knowing once I'm done, I'll have a guaranteed job waiting for me."
Williams chose Air Force over offers from Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Grambling State, McNeese State, and Northwestern State. It was the official visit to Colorado Springs he took on January 10th that put the Falcons over the top for Williams.
"It was great getting the opportunity to hang out with my future teammates," he said. "I got to view what it's going to be like with everyday life at the academy. My player-host was Dexter Walker, a freshman defensive back. I actually went by myself, but I'd like to make another trip up there with my family so they can see it.
"It was great to get to talk with Coach Russ. He's a real cool guy. We talked a lot about the defense. He actually likes me at safety playing up in the box and coming off the edge and blitzing. He's a down-to-earth guy who is easy to talk to. It's still my goal to play football after college and I think he'll help me attain it."
This was Williams third year as a starter at C.E. Byrd High School in Shreveport. He put in another outstanding effort and was named first team All-District (Louisiana Class 5A District 1) for the second straight year.
"I led the team in tackles, forced fumbles, and sacks at defensive back," Williams said on his senior performance. "I feel like I'm the guy who can get to the ball and make a big play. I may not be the fastest guy out there but I'm often the quickest. This year, I found, my pursuit to the ball came a lot easier than in past seasons.
"Air Force offered me at the end of my junior year. They love my versatility. I can play inside the box, man up on somebody and lock them down, or come off the edge and get in the backfield to make a play behind the line of scrimmage."
Williams said he scored a 24 on the ACT in his first attempt and needs a 25 to go directly into the Air Force Academy. He said he wouldn't mind taking a year, if need be, at the Prep School to give him more time to learn the defense.
FalconsReport.com Recommended Stories
Rivalry Week on Scout
Build yourself a sky-high left-over turkey sandwich, cover it in a creamy sauce of hate, and get ready to scream!Read More
Scout College Football Top 30- Week Thirteen
The top 30 teams in college football after Week Thirteen...Read More
Outdoorsman's Gift Guide: Christmas 2014
Finding just the right present for that special someone can be a challenge, so we’ve compiled a wide variety of hunting, fishing and outdoor gifts that you—or Santa—can deliver this Christmas.Read More
Week 13: Player Downgrades
Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Rusty Reeves predicts a heaping handful of players who will decline in the coming weeks. They should be downgraded at least one tier. Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler …Read More
The First Thanksgiving: 10 Myths and Facts
The story of the first Thanksgiving is filled with folklore and legend. But what’s the real story? Here are 10 commonly believed myths about the First Thanksgiving debunked.Read More
- 1st Half: Air Force vs SDSU
- 2nd Half Game Thread
- Anyone Get the License Plate
- After Navy and Army..a loss by AF to what team really bugs you?
- ***** PREDICTION THREAD: Colorado State at Air Force *****