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As a Recruit
To help prepare for the next level, Mykel Williams takes college-level classes at Columbus State University while in high school. Corey Thompson, Williams’ coach at Hardaway, said the push to succeed academically comes from his parents John Johnson and Shemekia Williams. Along with the football accolades, his high school coach said Williams is just as proud about being a member of the A-B Honor Roll at Hardaway. Williams plans on majoring in athletic training in college. He lists playing Madden as his hobby, and he also wrestles for the high school team. Williams’ half-brother, Michael Trigg, is a tight end at USC. He has four other siblings - Miriya Jackson, Mikayla Johnson, Arianna Johnson and Shamari Lawson.
Reminds Us Of
We’ve thought Mykel Williams bears a strong resemblance to a high school Chris Jones for much of the cycle. Williams checks in at 6-foot-5, 260 pounds with an arm length over 34 inches. Jones is around one inch taller than Williams, but their frames look similar at the same stage. Jones was around 6-foot-6, 255 pounds as an On3 Consensus five-star prospect in the 2013 cycle. We would not be surprised to see Williams top out around 300 pounds after a few years in Georgia’s strength program. Williams is more technically advanced than Jones at the same stage, but both were devastating pass rushers at the high school level while projecting as interior disruptors in college and the NFL. Williams averaged 1.3 sacks per game over the course of his high school career. Jones tallied 160 tackles and 14 sacks as a senior. Both also turned in dominant all-star performances – Williams was the best player all week at the All-American Bowl, while Jones was a top performer at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic and Under Armour All-America Game.