U.S. Army Bowl: Checking in with J’Courtney Williams

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Williams heads to San Antonio this weekend

Catching up with Christchurch (VA) linebacker/safety J’Courtney Williams last night, it was apparent that the 6-3, 220-pound prospect’s confidence is growing as his experience at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game goes on. The UVa recruit is anxious to show what he can do in the game this Saturday, which takes place at noon on NBC.

“I’m really just looking forward to the game,” Williams, who will wear #40 in the game, said last night as he was getting treatment on his sore back. He recently suffered a lower back strain while playing basketball for Christchurch.

“I’m just ready for it. I know I’m one of the best outside linebackers in the nation. I’m going to go out there and try to be a playmaker. Me, [RB] Noel (Devine) and [DL] Marvin [Austin] all know we need to make plays.”

Williams compared himself with some of the other linebackers on the East squad.

“I’m a tall linebacker compared to some of these other guys,” Williams noted. He has practiced at the outside and middle linebacker positions and could see time at both on Saturday. “By the time the game gets here, I think I could be the number one outside linebacker here.”

Williams’ roommate for the week is a player who he will do battle against in college, Hampton QB Tyrod Taylor .

“He talks a lot about Virginia Tech,” Williams said with a laugh. “We kid around about that. Virginia Tech was second for me, but I think UVa was the best decision for me. I met Tyrod’s dad, Rodney, and he said I would look good in maroon and orange.”

Asked if he was solid in his commitment to Virginia, Williams gave the answer he has given throughout his recruitment…yes.