IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Michael Williams, Jerrell Harris


Published: Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 3:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, October 15, 2010 at 4:33 p.m.

Take a closer look at Michael Williams and Jerrell Harris.

Michael Williams
Position: Tight end
Year: Sophomore
Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 270
Hometown: Reform
High school: Pickens County
2009: Played in all 14 games as a reserve tight end ... made first career start against Mississippi State and made three starts during the year ... totaled three receptions for 29 yards ... a key blocker for the Tide's No. 12 rushing attack ... made his first career catch against Tennessee for four yards, coming off the bench.
2008: He redshirted his freshman season.
HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Williams was ranked as the No. 26 defensive end nationally by ESPN.com ... listed as the No. 4 defensive end nationally and the No. 10 overall prospect on the Alabama Top 35 list by Rivals.com ... the No. 17 defensive end nationally by Scout.com ... earned Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State honors and was the ASWA Class 2A lineman of the year ... member of The Mobile Press-Register Elite 18 and Super Southeast 120 lists ... named West Alabama All-Star by The Tuscaloosa News ... earned first-team All-State honors as a junior and honorable mention accolades on offense as a tight end ... listed as the No. 20 prospect in the state by SuperPrep magazine and the No. 42 defensive line prospect nationally... The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super South 100 selection ... had over 400 yards receiving for five touchdowns as a tight end in his senior season ... also had 243 yards and two scores rushing to go with 63 tackles and 14 sacks on defense as a senior ... team won three straight Regional titles and made a Class 2A state second round appearance in 2007... recorded 68 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior ... earned All-County, All-Area and honorable mention All-State honors in basketball ... played for head coach Jack Cook.

Jerrell Harris
Position:
Linebacker
Year: Junior
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 231
Hometown: Gadsden
High school: Gadsden City
2009: Played in six games on special teams and as a backup sam linebacker ... was suspended for the first six games of the year ... returned for homecoming against South Carolina ... finished with three tackles, all coming on special teams.
2008: Played in 10 games, including the last seven contests of the season ... one of 16 true freshmen to see the field in 2008 ... totaled three tackles with two solo stops... made his first career appearance in a Crimson Tide uniform against Tulane in the season's second game, but did not record any statistics ... received his most playing time to date at Arkansas, garnering time on both special teams and at linebacker ... returned to the field at Tennessee and made his first career tackle at outside linebacker ... also played against Arkansas State, LSU, Mississippi State, Auburn, Florida in the SEC Championship Game and Utah in the Sugar Bowl.
HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Regarded as one of the top linebacker prospects in the country ... a Parade All-American ... the No. 22 player nationally on SuperPrep Magazine's Elite 50 ... the No. 3 linebacker in the country according to SuperPrep and the No. 2 player in the state of Alabama ... SuperPrep/Scout.com Top 100 selection (No. 67) ... ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 4 outside linebacker prospect in the country ... Rivals.com Top 100 selection (No. 34) and its fourth-ranked player on the Alabama Top 35 list ... No. 22 player on the Scout.com Southeast 150 list ... named a second team All-American by EA Sports ... recorded 145 tackles, 15 sacks and three interceptions as a senior.

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