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Westside high school grad signs with Tennessee
Westside high school grad signs with Tennessee


College football signings dot the calendar in months to come.

One central Georgia product got a head start on his collegiate destination Wednesday afternoon.

Owen Williams took a short detour after high school, on his way to signing with the Tennessee Volunteers today. Williams was a standout at defensive tackle while playing for the Seminoles.

He graduated in 2010, and played two years at Butler Community College. His play for Butler earned him the attention of division one schools all over the country, but Williams says the allure of Tennessee, and defensive line coach Steve Stripling, was too good to pass up.

"He's said he's gonna teach me various moves," said Williams. "Everything that the NFL D-lineman are learning, like the same techniques, what they use, how they use it. The stutter steps, the hands, the eye coordination, he's gonna teach me all that and make me better."

Williams will suit up for the Volunteers next football season. Coaches tell him there is a good chance he'll compete for playing time right away.

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