A junior at Stonewall Jackson High School in Virginia. Tyleik Williams Jackson has been receiving a lot of interest lately with more than 30 offers. At 6-foot-4 and 317 pounds, Williams is a nightmare for opposing offenses in Virginia.
As his career carries on, the expectation is that more will come for this defensive tackle standout. We caught up with Williams to talk football and much more before he starts his senior year.
Tyleik Williams (DT) 6-4 / 317 lbs. / Stonewall Jackson High School
1.Heading into your senior year what is your No. 1 goal?
My goal is getting in shape and building more muscle.
2. If you had to compare your style to a NFL/college defensive tackle, who would be the closest to your style?
I would say I play a little like Fletcher Cox and I try to take some moves from Aaron Donald, but of course, I’m not there yet.
3. What schools have you visited?
(Virginia), Virginia Tech, Clemson, Penn State, NC State, (North Carolina), and Alabama.
4. Favorite football memory?
When I received my first offer (UVA).
5. How many offers do you have to play college ball (all levels); list your first-ever offer and your latest offer? Also which Division I school offer surprised you the most?
I have over 30 offers, my first offer was UVA and my latest offer was University of Southern California. Alabama was the offer that surprised me the most.
6. Would you be willing to change positions if a coach asked you?
I would change positions on defense, but not to the offensive side.
7. Do you plan on enrolling early when it is time to attend college?
Yes, I do plan on enrolling early.
8. What is a fact about you that most do not know about you?
I can beat anyone and everyone in Madden or NBA2K.
9. Obviously the NFL is the ultimate goal, but besides that, what do you want to do post-college career?
I want to build a family and coach my son.
10. What is your favorite drill to do in practice?
I like 1-on-1 drills.
11. How was playing against Jalen Stroman from Patriot?
Jalen is a competitor, so it’s always fun playing against him; we used to play on the same youth team.
12. What kind of impact do you think that camps being canceled and rescheduled will have on your recruiting?
Everything being canceled has pushed back my recruiting a lot.
13. What is your favorite meal?
I love biscuits and gravy.
14. What are some of your hobbies beside football?
Playing (Playstation 4) and hanging out with friends.
15. Favorite movie?
Step It Up.
16. What is one thing you love about your hometown?
Everyone is very supportive.
More information about Tyleik Williams
First-team All-Region defensive line and second-team All-Region offensive line
Tyleik Williams has offers from Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Arizona State, Boston College, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Liberty, LSU, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, NC State, Ohio State, Old Dominion, Ole Miss, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, Temple, Tennessee, USC, Vanderbilt, Clemson, and West Virginia.