Bamberg-Ehrhardt junior running back prospect, Demetrius Williams, was quite a contributor on the offensive side of the ball for the Red Raiders this past season. The gifted ball carrier rushed for 1,734 yards on 207 attempts and scored 20 rushing touchdowns to help BE to finish out their 2009 campaign with a 10-2 record. And though a number of athletes from around the state would have been pleased with those types of numbers, Williams was simply not content.
"I thought I had a pretty good season, but I think I could have done better, the 5-10, 170 pound back told SCPrepNation.com. "When we lost against Calhoun County in the play-offs, we had like a week off. But since then, I have constantly been in the weight room. I haven't had a week off yet. I'm just working hard, trying to get bigger and stronger to prepare myself for next season."
Speed is another area of his game where he would like to see some improvement. "The last time I ran the forty-yard dash, I ran a 4.47,"Williams said. "But I really need to get faster. And I need more breakaway speed. I'm going to be running track this season, so hopefully I'll be able to get the speed that I need to be more effective on the field next fall."
Despite the fact that the '09 season did not end quite like Williams would have like it to, there were a number of things that highlighted his junior campaign with the Red Raiders. But none of them stood out more than his efforts against Ashley Ridge. "My best game this past season was definitely against Ashley Ridge," Williams shared with SCPrepNation.com. "I had 310 rushing yards on 19 attempts, and 4 touchdowns."
As many of you, college coaches have been making frequent stops at Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School over the past number of years. And this year will be not different. You can rest assure that the doors of BE will be revolving once again as coaches prepare to put together their recruiting class for 2011. In fact quite a few of them have already started putting together their list, and guess whose name has been appearing on several of them? "I've heard from quite a few schools already," Williams said. "South Carolina, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Duke, and Kentucky… "I think that's about it for now."
Williams told SCPrepNation.com that he doesn't have a favorite at this time. He also informed us that he wants to take his time in order to find the best fit for him. We will have much more on Williams in the near future as his recruitment continues to develop…
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