Thursday, October 24, 2013

Third Edison Tiger running back earning his stripes

Photo courtesy of Central Valley Football
Think Edison-Fresno's backfield will lose a beat after Kevin Nutt and Blake Wright (Nevada commits) graduate? I wouldn't count on it.

Just look closely at Edison's third running back Khai Williams.

The 5-foot-10, 165-pound junior has battled for playing time with the Tigers' thunder/lightning duo of Wright and Nutt. However, when he hits the field, Williams can also provide plenty of electricity.

He's got a deadly cutback on him and can make defenders look silly if they're out of position. Like Nutt, he's just as quick to the hole and is capable of breaking the 40-plus yard run. Williams even spins out of arm tackles and does an excellent job of keeping his legs moving.

His bulk and power will need to improve during the off-season, especially since the Tigers will likely ask him to carry the load next year. I'll also be curious to see how he does as a blocker against linebacker blitzes and how he is as a receiver.

In the end, though, and judging by his three touchdown performance on television against Madera on Oct. 24 where he showed his breakaway speed, the future is bright for both Williams and the undefeated Tigers.

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