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LB Kourt Williams II (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by HotMic, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    Here sitting next to dj uiagalelei and the St. Bosco staff at game, 2 rows in front of me. (Staff is rooting for OSU this year for Wyatt)
  2. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Kourt Williams II turns his head to the right, staring at the red and blue felt-covered walls of San Antonio’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, putting his index and middle fingers on his chin, almost a pose stricken straight from The Thinker.

    He’s lost in deep thought on this early January afternoon, which isn’t something rare for the intelligent, well-spoken Ohio State commit – one who signed with the Buckeyes in December, graduated high school early and enrolled in college last month.

    In this moment, he’s trying to explain in pinpoint fashion a mindset shift that he seems to have perfected.

    How are you able to transform yourself into what you become on the field?

    Before he answers that, let’s fill you in on some background...

    Williams is a 6-foot-1, 220-pound outside linebacker from powerhouse program St. John Bosco in Bellflower, California. He has speed and athleticism – he runs a 4.60 in the 40, 4.09 in the shuttle and has a vertical nearing 40 inches – that allows him to run with and cover receivers and tight ends. He was one of the Braves’ top players in coverage with four passes defended, and he plays with a physicality that helped him rack up 61 tackles (44 solo) and five tackles-for-loss in 13 games.

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  4. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  5. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  6. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Sharp looking vest!
  7. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

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  8. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    LB/DB Kourt Williams
    The buzz about the Bullet that overwhelmed last offseason wound up fizzling out by the time games actually started, though that was actually just a tribute to Pete Werner’s versatility since Ohio State never needed to designate a hybrid defender when he could do everything it needed. But it will eventually get ramped back up again at some point, and Kourt Williams has that same kind of athleticism, maturity and positional flexibility to eventually become a star for the Buckeyes. The early enrollee wasn’t likely to leap into the lineup this year given the veteran options on hand, but the evidence of his head start probably would have shown up at some point on Saturday.

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  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    In many ways, Williams’ skill set is tailor-made for the modern era of football. As spread offenses have become the norm in the sport, it’s become more important than ever for defenses to have linebackers who can cover and/or defensive backs who can take the role of linebackers, and players like Williams offer the flexibility to change defensive alignments without substituting personnel.

    From former Clemson star linebacker/safety Isaiah Simmons to Werner at Ohio State, teams are looking more and more for hybrid defenders who can play multiple positions, and Williams could fit that mold.

    “He's got a lot of versatility. He can do a lot of things,” Ryan Day said in December after Ohio State signed Williams. “He's a little bit different style than Simmons. Simmons is a little bit longer, Kourt’s maybe a little bit more compact and a little bit bigger, but the same idea though, you can use different things with them, and those are the kind of guys you want.”
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  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    “I can cover and I can fit in the run,” Williams said. “I’m not afraid to get my nose dirty and hit and guarding those receivers, tight ends, I can do that. I wouldn’t say that I have one better than the other right now. Because it’s hard to compare.”
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  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    LB/DB Kourt Williams
    Williams could be the perfect athlete for Ohio State’s fabled Bullet position, making him a prime candidate to play on special teams before making the jump to the defense. A quick hybrid defender, Williams showed versatility on the field and leadership off the field. His work ethic will land him on one of the special teams units, too. Ohio State seems to have a loaded linebacker room and plenty of depth across the defense, so special teams is a good place for Williams. He might just become one of the stars of the unit.
  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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  15. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    More praise, black stripe removed. This kid is the future.

    High quality kid.


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