Apalachee has an explosive athlete in junior Favian Williford. The 5’8″ running back excels in the passing game and already has a game with over 150 yards receiving against Winder-Barrow.
Williford has soft hands releasing out of the backfield and shows good acceleration into his top speed. He was already named Player of the Game in the aforementioned Winder-Barrow, and that’s a testament to the hard work he endured this offseason.
“This year I feel that I have improved in my speed and my vision.” Williford then went on to talk about his goals for this season, “My goals this year are to communicate better with my coaches and teammates, to be a positive leader on and off the field, and help our team make it to region playoffs.”
The junior says his fastest 40 time was in the 4.4 range and he ran a 11.2 100m making it to sectionals over the summer. Williford wasn’t just focused on track this summer and did participate in a college camp.
“I did not attend any individual college camps. However, as a team, we attended the Kirby Smart Camp.”
On the recruiting front, Williford talked about how he would like the fall to play out.
“I do not have any college visits scheduled at this time, but my hope is that through this opportunity, it will open doors to visits in the future,” he said.
Watching some of his early season film, you can see the upside in Williford’s potential. At only 160 lbs., he will have to spend the next year filling out his frame, but that should pay dividends with his top-end speed. We are encouraged by his hands coming out of the backfield too, and look forward to seeing more film as the season progresses.
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