Chase Williams ‘ recruiting card
Loudoun County (Leesburg, VA) linebacker/tight end Chase Williams , one of most highly regarded seniors in the state of Virginia, has helped his team to a 5-1 record so far this season. The 6-3, 240-pound Virginia Tech recruit looks to keep the momentum going tonight versus Dominion.
“We’re playing pretty well,” Williams said. “There was one game when we didn’t show up ready to play. That recommitted everybody to winning. We came out the last week with a big showing. We had a game this past Friday night, but it was rained out and we’ll play [tonight]. So we’ll have games Monday and Saturday this week.”
An offseason of training with his brother, Blake, had Williams feeling great in the preseason. Six games into the season, he continues to enjoy the benefits of his offseason work.
“I definitely can tell I’m faster and stronger than last year,” said Williams, whose brother is an assistant coach for the New Orleans Saints. His father, Gregg, is the Saints defensive coordinator. “I came in the best shape I’ve ever been in, in the preseason for sure. I’ve improved on my shape just by practicing every day. I’ve seen great effects from this past offseason. I did a lot of work back in the summer.”
Williams began playing the linebacker position as a sophomore but didn’t play a full season at the position until last season. He is getting more comfortable playing the position, which is the position he expects to play at Tech.
“I feel like I’ve really come into my own as a true linebacker,” Williams said. “This will be my second full season playing linebacker. I feel like linebacker is where I should be. I think it is my best fit on the field, so I can be in the middle of the action. This year, my understanding of what to do has improved from what it was last year.”
Planning to enroll at Tech in January, Williams admits that he thinks ahead to his college future from time to time....
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