ST. LOUIS — One of the state’s premier offensive linemen recruits in the 2018 class, Ritenour senior Nick Williams brings size, athleticism and agility to the field as is helping the Huskies put together a strong start to the season.
At 6’7, 270-pounds Williams has the kind of size that NCAA Division I schools look for, but also brings a unique combination of athleticism and agility to the field as well.
Ritenour (2-0) is off to a big start, defeating Holt in its week 1 opener (86-49) and followed with a week 2 win over McCluer (44-6).
On June 22, Williams chose the Kansas Jayhawks over offers from Illinois, Minnesota, Ball State, Central Floridam Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, South Dakota, SEMO, Southern Illinois, Tennessee-Martin and Wyoming.
“We have high hopes for this season,” Williams said. “We are deep at a lot of positions and have talent like crazy. Everyone is doubting us because (Texas recruit Ayodele Adeoyeleft (for IMG Academy in Florida) but one player doesn’t make a team. We plan to make a lot of noise this season.”
Williasms started playing football in second grade with the Jennings Warriors and didn’t play again until eighth-grade when he played for the North County Falcons. He said he always had an on-again, off-again relationship with football but says once he began drawing recruiting interest he began to take the sport much more seriously.
Williams says the most influential person in his football career has been Ritenour head coach Hoyt Gregory, who he says gave him the confidence he needed on the field.
“He believed in me during the times I didn’t even believe in myself,” Williams said. “He made sure I stayed in the weight room, pushed me during practice and work outs, held me accountable and was always there for me whenever I had something I wanted to talk about weather it was about football recruitment, or just live in general.”
A fan of NFL lineman Joe Thomas, Williams says he appreciates the Cleveland Brown tackle’s work ethic and positive attitude.
“He has a good work ethic and doesn’t get down on his team even tho they’ve been doing bad,” Williams said. “That’s why I always continue to work hard and not get down on my team even when we’re doing bad.”
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