Collegiate QB/DB Nigel Williams (Video Still by Byron Jones/recruit804)
Nigel Williams: Collegiate School’s next big star
by Byron Jones, recruit804
The Collegiate School, known for its prestige and academic curriculum, has produced three NFL players over the past decade. Wilton Speight (’14), starred at Michigan before transferring to UCLA and is now a backup QB for the San Francisco 49ers. Jake McGee (’10) had a stellar career at TE for UVA, but upon graduating in 2013, he decided to transfer to Florida to play his final year of eligibility for the Gators. McGee is currently with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Last but certainly not least… Russell Wilson (’07). No need to explain his credentials.
2020 QB/DB Nigel Williams (5’11 180) is prepping to be the next big name to come out of Collegiate and he’s off to a great start. The dual-threat QB and lock down defensive back currently holds offers from the Naval Academy, Liberty University, UMass, Coastal Carolina, UConn, Richmond, Tulane, and the University of Virginia.
Last weekend, Williams was in Springfield, VA at The Opening regional combine presented by Nike. By the end of the day, the rising senior finished fourth overall with a SPARQ (Speed, Power,
Agility, Reaction, Quickness) composite score of 120.90, and was ranked the #1 overall DB of the event. Williams posted a 4.57 40-yd dash (98th percentile) and 37.1 inch vertical (99th percentile).
When asked about his performance, Williams stated, “I believe I competed really well. In the beginning I tested really well, improving my forty, shuttle, and vertical jump. I feel like I was able to hang with the best.”
The impressive combine performance is sure to grab the attention of college coaches. His offer list confirms that he’s Division I bound, whether at quarterback or defensive back. College coaches can be confident that his field vision as a quarterback will certainly help him as a member of the defensive secondary. If he can crack the depth chart as a college quarterback, he has an even greater chance to make a name for himself at the next level.
– Byron Jones