LCA lineman Desaun Williams (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Desaun Williams, Khalil Miller keep eyes on Life Christian securing offers from Pitt, Southern Miss
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
The roots of progression run deep for Coach Charles Scott and the coaching staff of Life Christian Academy. Life continues to be good and recruiting appears to be on an upswing for the second-year head coach.
Prospects such as Michael James (2020 ATH 6-0 205), Antonio Webb (2020 DB 5-11 185), Joseph Johnson (2020 DB 6-3 180), Gerrien Christopher (2020 ATH 6-1 210), Miles Posey (2021 DE/LB 6-3 220), Marvin Reed (2020 DB/WR 6-2 185), Delmus Hicks (2020 DB 5-11 185) and Naquari Rogers (2022 QB 5-9 160) help draw major recruiting attention to the program. However, the positive production of Desaun Williams (2022 OL 6-4 310) and Khalil Miller (2020 DE 6-3 225) has allowed their names to be whispered in many circles within the recruiting realm. On Wednesday afternoon, Williams was given the opportunity to possibly sketch his name in stone next to the likes of John Randle, Aaron Donald, and Darrelle Revis by receiving an offer from Pitt.
“I was working out with my team doing bench press and I felt my phone vibrate,” Williams explained. “After I finished my reps I got up and called my coach back and he told me that Pittsburgh offer. I was very excited.”
Excited is an understatement. Since 2000, 48 total players have been drafted into the NFL out of Pittsburg including James Conner, Aaron Donald, Darrelle Revis, and Larry Fitzgerald. 18 of the 48 players drafted during said time span reside on the defensive side of the ball. In order for Williams to be placed into the above mentioned category, he understands that the work he is putting in now is just a precursor for what’s in store during his senior season.
“I need to remember that hard work rules over everything,” Williams stated. “I have to keep going and I need continue to outwork everything. Lately, I’ve been working on adjusting to being as big as I am. This is the first time I’ve been 300-plus. I’ve just been working on my footwork and I train with skill players now. I lift a lot and I’m trying to get stronger.”
Over the next few months, Williams is expected to take visits out to South Carolina, North Carolina, NC State, and East Carolina all for their respective big-man camps. He’s also hoping to get out to both Rutgers and Pittsburgh.
Khalil Miller is undeniable
Khalil Miller has been on the radar since his dominating days at Bayside High School. He transferred from Bayside close to this time last summer, entered the 2020 class and made an immediate impact for the LCA defense last season. The LCA product was able to get the quarterback seven times which led all defenders on the season for the Eagles. Miller holds offers from: Seton Hill, Virginia University at Lynchburg, Morgan State, and Marshall. Southern Mississippi came around on Monday and provided him with his first offer and the College of William and Mary is beginning to show a little more attention as the season draws nearer.
– Brandon Mitchell