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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Keon Williams, RB, Tennessee-Chattanooga

IMG_2684.JPGEvery year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you. 

What is your name?

Keon Williams

Where do you play college football?

UTC University of Chattanooga at Tennessee

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

I had more than more than 15 schools interested in high school but only 3 offered due to late ACT scores

How did you choose your school?

I choose UTC after verbally committing to Middle Tennessee after they backed out on me the last week before signing day due to me not reaching requirements on the ACT

Where are you from?

I’m Originally from Gastonia I moved to Chattanooga TN after my Mother got sick and my father lost his Job to stay with brother to finish my 11th and 12th grade years

Who is your role model, and why?

J Cole is like a role model to me: He is a rapper originally from NC moved to NYC chasing a dream and made it. I think I’m more happy about him being from NC, and him representing a place I come from. 

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

Some scouts have met with me, all who have let me know they were interested  

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I ran track in high school

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played strong safety and a role down linebacker

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I look for any schemes up front first then I watch how every individual to see how they play their position  

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Cam Newton

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

I cant compare myself to anyone

IMG_2685.JPGWhat was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Getting arrested in college and getting kicked off after my true freshman session. I became a regular student I had to keep my grades up and stay in shape on my own. while I was not allowed to be apart of any team activities or use their facilities.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I just listen to music that puts me in a focused mind set
What is your biggest strength?

That I have good size and I can run

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I believe I’m a good pick I just have been overlooked due to me coming from a smaller school. Some scouts may feel like the competition doesn’t compare. However, that doesn’t take from the fact that I work hard. I due what it takes for me to be successful, and I have also played against top rank opponents and performed well. 

Who was your favorite player growing up?

Marshall Faulk  

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

My grandfather, Mother and Meagan Good 

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