Folsom, CA | 6052 | 301 | 5.08E | 2020
Williams started every single game at right tackle as a true freshman for the SEC champs in 2016 and he showed off terrific athleticism getting to the second level in the running game, great balance in his backpedal and also illustrated a full understanding of Lane Kiffin’s offense. A self-proclaimed ‘Film Junkie’, Alabama offensive line coach Mario Cristobal describes Jonah; “He’s a football addict,” Cristobal said. “I mean that in a good way.” The sophomore is still a work in progress but it is rare to see a true freshman with this much polish to his game. He does an excellent job of keeping his feet pounding through contact and sustaining his leg drive as well as maintaining balance after collisions and rips. Williams is a self-motivated, student of the game that started in fifteen division one games against upper echelon defenses like Clemson, Washington, LSU and Florida fresh out of high school. Even though he won’t be eligible until the 2019 NFL Draft, Jonah Williams is already considered a prodigy and will more than likely be a Top-10 pick whenever he makes the decision to play for pay.
2016: One of the top overall players in the nation out of California, who arrived at the Capstone as an early enrollee in the spring and earned a starting job at right tackle for the Crimson Tide in 2016 … earned a reputation as one of the top true freshmen in the nation, not only on the offensive line but across all positions … selected as a Freshman All-American by USA Today and ESPN … named to the SEC All-Freshman Team by the conference coaches while earning second team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press … helped the Tide rank 16th nationally and first in the SEC in scoring offense (38.8 ppg), 12th nationally and second in the league in rushing offense (245.0 ypg) and 34th in the nation in total offense (455.3 ypg) … blocked for 11 100-yard rushing games — four from Damien Harris and Jalen Hurts along with two from Bo Scarbrough and one by Josh Jacobs … finished with 29 knockdown blocks on the year.
High School/Personal: One of the top offensive line prospects in the nation and top overall players in California … arrived in January as an early enrollee and will participate in spring drills … a second team USA Today All-USA All-America selection … a five-star player who is considered a top-three offensive tackle prospect … ranked No. 17 in the 247Sports.com Composite and No. 24 in the Top247 … ranked as the outlet’s No. 2 offensive tackle in the composite while ranking as the No. 3 overall player in the state of California … Rivals.com listed him as the No. 24 player in the Rivals100, the No. 2 offensive tackle and the No. 3 player in the state … a four-star prospect by ESPN and the No. 25 player in the ESPN300 … ESPN ranks him as the No. 3 offensive tackle … Scout.com seeded him as the No. 58 player nationally and the No. 4 overall tackle … a member of the PrepStar Top150 Dream Team at No. 18 nationally and the No. 2 offensive tackle … member of the MaxPreps 2015 All-Northern California High School Football Team … played for head coach Kris Richardson and Troy Taylor at Folsom High School … chose Alabama over Southern California, Auburn, Florida and Georgia.