With a combination of skill and hard work, 2013 running back Eric Williams of Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado became one of the most productive players in Colorado for the 2011 season. Rushing for 2115 yards and 28 scores to go with 25 receptions on offense as well as 65 tackles and three interceptions on defense, Williams makes an impressive impact on both sides of the ball. These prolific numbers did not go unnoticed as Williams gained multiple post season honors including All-Conference and All-State. More importantly, Williams was a key component in moving Rock Canyon from a losing season in 2010 to a 6-5 record in 2011.
Wanting to build on last season's team and personal success, Williams has trained very hard thus far this offseason raising his weight to 215 pounds and dropping his forty time below 4.5. Due to his on field production and strong grades Williams has started to receive initial contact from multiple schools such as Colorado State, Air Force, Navy, Cornell, Yale, and the University of San Diego. Williams recently attended junior day at the University of San Diego. Soon, Williams and family will look at potential schools and make a plan regarding what camps to go to. Williams, who also competes in track, will not attend any combines.
Boasting a 3.86 GPA in AP and Honors classes, Williams could be a good fit for the Ivy League and Academy schools that are currently showing interest in him.