Pro-Vision Academy (TX) Senior Linebacker Joshua Williams lost his brother, Tron Williams, in a car accident in a car accident.
Joshua was in middle school at the time and Tron was only 18 when he lost his life. After this, Joshua Williams love and desire to play the game of football grew and kept growing. He said that football was his older brother’s thing and he had to carry on Tron’s legacy.
“My brother. I just feel like that I play because of him and I do it for him and he’s the reason for all of my moves,” he said about why his brother has had the biggest impact on him.
The 6-foot-2, 240 pound, linebacker from Houston, TX said that the city has really made him who he is, how to go about and views things as well.
“I grew up in the Pasadena area of Houston …It has the good and the bad but you have to figure out what you want to do with your life so you just pick what you want to do and how you’re going to go about all of these situations.”
He wants to major in audio engineering in the music realm and here’s what he’s looking for in a school when he goes on visits.
“I will be looking for a school that’s going to help me in my education and a school that has a family-like program. One that is open to all of their players. One that’s going into be in their lives on the field and off the field. Things like that,” he said.
Joshua Williams doesn’t have any offers as a member of 2018 recruiting class but Louisiana Tech and Texas State are schools he has high interest in. As far as dream schools go, Texas, LSU, Maryland, Michigan State and Michigan have his eye as well.
On the field, when in run support, he is patient before he decides to run after the ball carrier. When he has the ball carrier in his grasp, he rarely misses the tackle.
“My football IQ. I think that’s what my best asset is,” he said
He tries to model his game after Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Ryan Shazier and Detroit Lions Rookie Linebacker Jarrad Davis. He tries to see how they play and how they go about each phase of the game.
“I feel like I can bring a [strong] work ethic, I can bring a leader, a young leader. I can be someone that the team can trust, that the coaches can trust and have a positive attitude about everything regardless if we are high at the moment or low at the moment. Always be positive and just [bring] a great mindset,” Williams said about what he could bring to a football program.
Joshua Williams is going to miss the brotherhood at Pro-Vision Academy. When times were good and even bad, he said that the team always stuck together.
“The impression I want to leave is as someone they can be proud of and someone who the [younger players] will want to be like one day. I want to be a really good example and great role model for the kids that are under us and things like that.”