June 1, 2020

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Diamond in the Rough: John Williams, Loyola College Prep.

John Williams is a 6’0 165lb Wide Receiver from Loyola College Preparatory in Shreveport, LA. John is a gifted athlete and is a playmaker at receiver with top class speed. His great speed combined with his vision make him a huge threat on offense and in the return game. Has tremendous hands with the great ability to create open space for himself downfield. John has earned all-district honors in both his Sophomore and Junior seasons and has broken multiple school records throughout his career at Loyola Prep; including having the record for most receptions in a game and in a season. Throughout the 2017 season was nominated for player of the week twice, having won once. Additionally, John was also nominated for 2017 player of the year in Division II. John is an experienced receiver who is looking to lead his team deep into the playoffs in 2018.


Height: 6’0

Weight: 165

Bench: 205

Squat: 325

40: 4.47

Shuttle: 4.2

GPA: 3.2



When did you start playing football?

When I was 5 years old at Evangel Christian Academy.

What is it that makes you love the game?

All the hard work and time that you put in and seeing that payoff is what makes me love the game. Just seeing what you can become makes it all worth it.

What attributes do you possess that make you a good teammate?

I love being a teammate. I’m the team leader and I try to keep the team as a unit inside and outside of the white lines. If you see me most of the time, chances are I’m with my teammates.

Have you gone to any camps or plan to?

University of Central Arkansas, Louisiana tech, and Mississippi Valley State.

What would college coaches be most impressed with about you?

That I’m an extra coach and leader on the field. I always try to keep everyone in the right mindset. I take care of my school work and am always trying to one up my opponents. I’m always watching film and looking for ways to beat someone or game plans that could work. I have lots of heart and I will never back down.

What are your expectations for next season?

I want to help my team as much as possible and I want us to be District Champions. Personally, I want to eliminate drops and have multiple touchdowns in multiple games. I want to try to have at least three returning touchdowns and also break the rest of the receiving records in the book.

What would you say are your biggest accomplishments?

Just setting and achieving my goals. Putting my name out there and receiving my first DI offer.

What have your learned about yourself while playing football?

One thing I learned about myself is that no matter what I do I have to encourage myself in a positive way, and have short-term memory when bad things happen. Also, that you have to step up when its necessary, you can’t be a selfish person. I’ve learned to play for everyone on the field and not just myself.

What would you consider your biggest strengths as a football player?

My confidence on the field. My confidence is what gives me my edge

What would your coach say about you?

That I’m a silent leader and I lead by example. I’m vocal when I need to be but I lead with my actions.