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Ocean Springs wide receiver Austin Williams getting ready for college career


Austin Williams of Ocean Springs was a sure-handed, flashy wide receiver who closed out his senior season with 48 receptions for 697 yards and 13 touchdowns.

In four seasons, Williams dazzled opponents with his leaping ability.  He totaled 150 catches, 2,349 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Williams said, "I have good body control.  I can play the ball well I think.  I think I do my routes pretty well.  I think I'm pretty detailed in what I do."

Enrolling at Mississippi State in January will give him an edge before the 2017 season kicks off.

"Get some classes under my belt, "said Williams.  "Ease into college.  We won't be going in right when the season starts.  Go play some spring ball and that will be good."

Ocean Springs head coach Ryan Ross knows he's losing a classy, motivated player who always gave a hundred-percent.

Ross said, "A lot of people did things to stop him as far as coverage. They played him man with someone over the top.  Some guys just tried to play him man and usually throughout the course of the ballgame he would find a way to win."

Williams gives as much effort in the classroom as he did on the football turf.  He carries a 4.7 grade point average.

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