Offensive Tackle, 6'6", 300
Smyrna High School
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HIGH SCHOOL Co-captain as senior... Started at offensive tackle as junior and senior... Played big role in Bulldogs 13-2 campaign in 2006 that ended with convincing 5A state championship victory, first in school history... Earned all-region honors as senior, earning team's offensive line MVP... Also earned a varsity letter as thrower in track & field... Maintained perfect attendance through high school.
PERSONAL James Michael Williams... Son of James J. and Hollis Williams... Born Aug. 31, 1989 in Atlanta... Dad works as supervisor; mom is registered nurse... Dad played baseball at Oberlin (Ohio) College... Has one sister, Camille, 16... Plans on majoring in civil engineering... Prep teammate of current Vanderbilt redshirt freshman lineman Adam Smotherman.
SMYRNA HEAD COACH PHILIP SHADOWENS
"James really developed as a junior and senior, to the point where he became a truly dominating offensive tackle for our team this season. He's an extremely coachable kid who wants to improve as a player."
"James is extremely gifted. Of course, he has a big body, but also has really good feet and possesses the kind of huge wing span that coaches are looking for in their tackles. He became a much better run blocker this season, and was a dominant pass protector."
"James was the highest grader among offensive linemen every game, and played really well as the games got bigger. In the state championship game, he had a outstanding performance in our victory."