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James Williams Is Named Gatorade Florida Player Of The Year

Yet another award in a marvelous high school career for James Williams.

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Just before he’s set to arrive on campus at Miami, 2021 signee James Williams received yet another accolade for his high school career. On Thursday, Williams was named the Gatorade Florida Player of the Year.

During his senior season at American Heritage, Williams was the heart and soul of one of the best defenses in the entire country, and helped lead his team to a state championship. Just to give you an idea of how good the American Heritage defense was, during the season where they went 11-2 and won a title, they allowed just 11 points per game.

In 2020, Williams finished the year with 74 tackles, 7 TFLs, 3 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries. Williams was also a first-team MaxPreps High School Football All-American Team selection.

Williams is set to arrive at UM here soon, and he’ll be joined by several others from the loaded 2021 class for the Hurricanes, including fellow 5-star defensive tackle Leonard Taylor, and 4-star receivers Romello Brinson and Jacolby George.