2012 Signee Spotlight: Jordan Williams

2012 Signee Spotlight: Jordan Williams

ShowMeMizzou.com puts the spotlight today on the athletic offensive lineman and Missouri Tiger 2012 signee from Denton (TX) Ryan, Jordan Williams, with analysis, coach quotes and highlight video.

For 2012, Missouri returned to Billy Ryan High School in Denton (TX), and signed OT Jordan Williams 6'4" 275.

Williams chose Missouri over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, and Virginia, among others.

Williams is known as a tough, physical run-blocker, but also has the athletic ability and the flexibility that will allow him to excel in pass protection.

Williams garnered honorable mention All-State in Class 4A for Coach Joey Florence's 12-1 state semifinalist squad. 

Williams plans to study pre-pharmacy at Missouri.  His mother is Hester Frank.

Coach Quotes

Missouri Assistant Coach Bruce Walker was the primary recruiter for Jordan Williams.

"Jordan Williams is a really athletic kid,"   said Coach Walker.   "I think he's athletic enough that he can play on the edge for us.  But also, if we get different guys there, he can also go inside.   He can move.  He can run.  He can bend.  He's an excellent basketball player.  We're excited to have Jordan Williams join the family.  We'll just keep that pipeline from Denton Ryan High School coming up here to Mizzou."

Missouri Assistant Coach Josh Henson talked about Jordan Williams.

"Jordan Williams is a very athletic young man,"   said Coach Henson.  "He has the athleticism to play tackle.  Probably not prototypical height, but very, very athletic.  Last spring, when we turned on his film, we said "we want that guy!", and we really liked him!  I think he's going to have to dedicate himself to the weight room, but his athleticism, and the way he plays the game, he's a very physical player.  He's going to have to add weight obviously to get to where he needs to be, but he's a great athlete!  That's what we look for first.  Athletically, can guys move their feet well enough to stay in front of the guys they have to block?  He's not the ideal height, but I think he can make up for it athletically."


JP's Take: Jordan Williams fit the mold of what the Tigers seem to look for in their offensive line recruits. He is very athletic and has the ability to be molded and developed the way they want him to be. His athleticism and upside are his strengths at this point. He looks to be a versatile offensive line prospect that could play multiple spots along the line, also something the Tiger staff seems to want in their O-line recruits. His quick feet and long arms serve him well with his blocking.

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