There’s something special brewing down in Georgia that every football fan should pay attention to. That something special is 2022 ATH Terian Williams. Terian is a 15 year old freshman at Parkview High School in Lilburn, Georgia.
Williams is a dual threat quarterback who last season threw 15TD’s for 1465 yards and 14 rushing TD’s for 1340 yards. “Being a dual threat QB, defenses have to prepare twice as hard, and I can keep them guessing if I will pass or run,” said Williams.
Not only is he a quarterback, Terian also plays defensive back. “My favorite thing about playing DB is playing the ball in the air. I feel like I have great ball skills, and an advantage over most QB’s because I know what they’re looking for. So while playing defensive back, I'm thinking like a QB, and I can predict where the ball is going.” William’s impressive 2017 defensive stats were 75 solo tackles; 40 assisted tackles; 10 INTs with 4 returned for TDs; and 4 fumble recoveries, 1 returned for a TD.
When asked if he had to choose only one position to continue playing he said, “I prefer playing quarterback. I have control over how the game goes. I can be a general on the field and lead my team to victory. I’d have a greater impact on the outcome of the game with the ball in my hand ever play. At quarterback, you know the whole team is looking to you to lead them and the coaches have trust in your decision making and ability.” However, Terian says he’d like to play DB as long as possible, but understands coaches don’t like their quarterbacks taking hits.
Terian may only be a freshman, but colleges are already taking note of his talent. At only 14 years old, he received his first D1 offer. Now, at 15, Terian received his first SEC offer from Tennessee. In addition, he has already visited 3 other SEC schools: Auburn, Florida, and South Carolina. When asked what he looks for in a football program, William’s said, “I’m checking if their offense will fit my skill set. I look for how coaches develop, interact, and build their relationship with the players. I also look at who the coaches are actively recruiting at my position and how many players at my position are on the depth chart.” My Dad has always told me, “go where you’re needed, not where you’re wanted.” Colleges that currently have Terian’s attention are Kentucky, LSU, Florida, Clemson, Howard, Duke and Notre Dame. Williams knows that it will take hard work to receive offers from these schools, but he’s ready for it. “My work ethic is second to none, I will never allow anyone to out think, out work or out grind me. I’m focused on perfecting my craft. All that matters to me are the things I’m doing when others aren’t, such as training, film study and working out. Success is rented, not owned, I have to pay the rent everyday.” Terian not only knows his strengths, but sees where improvement is needed to take his play to the next level. “I need to work on a quicker release, before the defense can release and going through my progressions while passing.”
Terian was recently invited to the National Combine at the All American Bowl. He says he is “very excited, and really looking forward to competing with the best athletes in the nation.” Willams other accolades include, O-D Football All American, Hot Bed Freshman All American, Georgia Elite Freshman All Star Game, Bret Cooper Junior Academic All American Bowl and the National Underclassman All American Bowl.
As far as Terian’s recruitment he says to “stay tuned.” After watching his highlights, trust me, you’ll want to stay tuned.
Written By: Meghan Redd - November 8, 2018