Instant Impact: Ridge Safety Karlos Williams
Posted May 15, 2011 12:24 am
Photo courtesy of 247sports.com
FinestPreps.com has promised to deliver excellent coverage of the college football stars of tomorrow and today it’s time to unveil a new series of articles.
This article will be the beginning of our Instant Impact series in which we cover numerous high school seniors who we think will make immediate contributions on the Division I-A level.
The first player we’ve decided to profile is a “heat-seeking missile” of a safety who reminds this writer of a blend of Sean Taylor and Ed Reed.
While those two players are legendary former Miami Hurricanes–this world-class safety will be calling Florida State home in the fall of 2011.
Who’s the special talent that is the first player in our Instant Impact series?
None other than–Ridge safety (Davenport, Florida) Karlos Williams (pictured above).
Arguably the most dominant safety in the 2011 recruiting class–Williams will likely start from day one at safety for the Florida State Seminoles.
Standing at an imposing 6’2, 210 pounds, Williams is a rare breed at the safety position because he can lay bone crushing hits and his pass coverage skills are absolutely outstanding.
In the Under Armour All-America Game–Williams put together a dazzling performance and leaving college football fans wanting more.
Just ask A.C. Leonard how hard of a hit Williams can bring.
In the UA All-America Game, Leonard was running a route down the seam and Kiehl Frazier tossed a pass in his direction.
Williams rotated over to that side of the field in a couple of steps then delivered a bone-crushing blow that left Leonard on the ground trying to figure out what just happened.
The hit prompted ESPN’s Tom Luginbill to talk about how the Ridge standout was a “head hunting type” safety.
Then Williams demonstrated his ball skills and his remarkable athleticism in the open field when he picked off a pass at the 46 yard line, made five defenders miss in the open field, and dove into the end zone for the touchdown return.
What’s more scary than facing Karlos Williams? Try going up against Greg Reid and Karlos Williams in the same secondary.
With the addition of Williams–the Seminoles secondary becomes flat out frightening.
The gifted safety is a blend of Ed Reed and Sean Taylor–he has Taylor’s ability to lay the bone-rattling hit and Reed’s ball skills and return ability once the football is in his hands.
The 6’1, 210 pounder is a freakish athlete who will dazzle college football fans for years to come.
College football fans best take notice because Florida State is here to stay–especially with talents such as Karlos Williams roaming the secondary for them.
The talented safety will be making a splash for the Seminoles this fall and beyond!
Wade Peery is the senior writer for FinestPreps.com. He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments and feedback are welcome.
Check out the two plays I discussed below–the hit and the interception in the Under Armour All-America game!