Former Ferriday High Trojan visited by recruiter

Published 12:30 am Saturday, December 7, 2019

FERRIDAY — A recruiter from the University of Alabama traveled to the Miss-Lou on Thursday to talk to former Ferriday High School football player Ronald Williams.

A 2017 graduate, Williams was the quarterback for the Trojans.

Since graduating, Williams has played two years of college football at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas, where he plays corner back.

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During the 2019 season, Williams was visited by four Southeastern Conference universities, including Alabama.

Williams said it would mean a lot to play for the Crimson Tide.

“It’s a blessing and I know a lot of people would want to be in my shoes,” Williams said. “I would be the first person in my family to play college sports.”

At Hutchinson Community College, Williams has played in 19 games for the Blue Dragons. In total, he has obtained 33 tackles, four interceptions and two tackles for loss.

Ferriday High Head Coach Stanley Smith said he came to Ferriday after Williams graduated and never got to coach him on Melz Field.

When Smith was a head coach at University of Arkansas Pine Bluff. Smith said he tried to recruit Williams when he was a quarterback, but was unsuccessful.

Smith said Williams’s success is motivation for the current football players at Ferriday.

“Good things can happen when you work hard and have faith in God,” Smith said. “It’s a great example of how to battle adversity to get what you want in life.”