Aaron Williams has his grandfather to thank for getting him started in football at four years old. His father trained him as a little kid growing up.
At six years old, he overcame his fear and started to love the sport. That has allowed him to see the success he has had to this point.
“I play this game for my family. I would really want to make my mother very happy,” Williams said.
He now is a junior running back at Salmen High School in Slidell, LA and his Spartans went 9-3 overall (3-1 4A District Eight) and he has five offers from Southern Prep, Shreveport Bossier, Lyon College, Minnesota State Community College, and Aurora University.
“My dream school is LSU. They have a great football program and I wouldn’t be too far from home to see my family.”
The five-foot-eight, 175-pound New Orleans native said that growing up in New Orleans is tough because there are a lot of bad influences. To him, it’s important to be smart mentally and physically to avoid negativity.
On the field, Aaron Williams recorded 1,264 all-purpose yards and 11 touchdowns in 2017. One thousand, one hundred and fifty of those yards came running the ball. What stands out about him right away on film is his speed and quickness inside the tackles. His burst through the hole is very impressive.
“I enjoy the contact, I love running hard between tackles and breaking free for a long run,” he said about what he enjoys most playing running back.
Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Le’Veon Bell is a guy Williams studies and admires his shiftiness, explosiveness and how he can reach that next gear on the field.
“Well, I feel that my speed and power put together makes my game so difficult. I feel that my I can beat my opponent by outrunning them or either running through them. I think this is what makes opponents stay on their game when facing me.”
At the next level, Williams feels he can be a great leader on and off the field because he is responsible and reliable. He will be a senior next fall so his goal is to win a state championship and be the leading rusher in Louisiana. In the meantime, he is going to devote his offseason to working on blocking, getting stronger and more explosive.
“I will forever be a Spartan. It’s great because we have a lot of tradition. We are a family on and off the field. I would want to be remembered as one of the greatest running backs to ever step on Salmen’s field.”
Update 3/15/18 – Aaron Williams has received three more scholarship offers from Antelope Valley College, Chabot College and CMP Prep
College cosches who have evaluated him thus far believe he is a three star prospect.