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NSD December 2017 - Deontai Williams

By NU Athletic Communications

Deontai Williams, DB, 6-1, 200, Jacksonville, Fla. (Trinity Christian Academy/Jones County JC)
Deontai Williams will join Nebraska as a defensive back after starring at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss. Williams will enroll at Nebraska in January.

Williams totaled 26 tackles and recorded two interceptions and two forced fumbles for Jones County in 2017, helping the Bobcats to an 8-2 record and an appearance in the Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges playoffs. In 2016, Williams played in the season opener and totaled four tackles and one fumble recovery before an injury sidelined him for the rest of the season. He was granted a redshirt for the 2016 season.

Regarded as a three-star recruit, Williams was ranked among the nation’s top 30 junior college prospects by the 247Sports Composite rankings, which also tabbed Williams as the nation’s No. 2 junior college safety. He chose Nebraska after also considering Florida, Ole Miss and Central Florida.

Originally from Jacksonville, Fla., Williams played his high school ball for Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville. Coming out of high school, Williams was ranked among the nation’s top 250 players by ESPN, and he received scholarship offers from Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame and UCLA, among others.

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