Two of Kentucky’s brightest stars on the gridiron began their career at Winton Woods High School. The latest highly-touted recruit from the Cincinnati school will consider following in their footsteps.
Mike Edwards just completed his Kentucky career as only the second defensive back in school history to record more than 300 tackles. He’ll hear his name called in April’s NFL Draft. Last fall, Chris Oats’ name was called into action as a true freshman. In 2017, Oats was playing alongside running back Miyan Williams.
A 5’10 210-pound prospect, Williams finished his junior season with some of the best numbers in the state of Ohio. Williams rushed for an astounding 2,842 yards and 38 touchdowns, which includes a ridiculous 430-yard, six-touchdown playoff performance (on only 20 carries) that propelled his team to a come from behind victory.
Before Williams exploded onto the scene in 2018, Vince Marrow offered him a scholarship.
“I like Kentucky and they’ve been recruiting me since I was a sophomore,” Williams told 247 Sports. “Coach Marrow is telling me that we need to stay in touch, and they want me to visit as often as possible. I feel like Kentucky is producing good players.”
Of course, others are beginning to notice Williams. Shortly after his season ended, Michigan extended a scholarship offer, his tenth. More are on the way, but Kentucky was one of the first. It’s also the same place that turned Mike Edwards and Chris Oats into stars. That will certainly play a significant factor as Williams narrows his suitors over the next ten months.
The second play, a 98-yard touchdown, is one incredible run.