Getting to Know Williams

Getting to Know Williams

One to watch is 2014 Lake Forest (Ill.) High linebacker Trent Williams. Check out what Williams has to say about his junior season, recruiting and more.

2014 linebacker Trent Williams of Lake Forest High (Ill.) is making a splash on the field this season, and schools are beginning to notice.

"I think I have improved the most with my leadership role this season," Williams said. "I try to be the biggest leader I can be on the field."

The 6-foot-1, 200 pound linebacker has helped lead Lake Forest to the state quarterfinal round on Saturday.

"Some of my strengths on the field are probably just my speed and awareness on the field," Williams said. "I am a hard worker and I give 100-percent on everything I do."

And as for the IHSA playoffs?

"We would really like to get out of this round," Williams said. "But going to state would be pretty nice too."

Williams knows that his team is special, along with the sport of football.

"I love football because no other sport it like it," Williams said. "And you have to be a special kind of person to play the sport."

He added, "Kind of the same way my team is special because we all play together and it is a brotherhood between us."

As for recruiting, Williams is still at the beginning of the process, but has heard from several schools.

"I have talked to San Diego and Bucknell and a few other schools so far," Williams said. "Although I really haven't started thinking about exactly what I am looking for in a college."

Williams has also taken several visits for camps and through the fall.

"So far, I have visited Illinois, Purdue, and Northwestern," Williams said. "I really like how they focused on everyone in their camps and tried to help everyone."

He continued, "Some of the coaches really gave me some useful tips on coverage and stuff."

Stay on FOXSports NEXT for the latest on Williams and the rest of the Midwest class of 2014.

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