At 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, St. Petersburg (Fla.) High School junior Jalynn Williams is far from the biggest player on the football field. But the results of the clip above (starting at the 0:25 mark) could fool you into thinking differently.
Williams, a three-star recruit who has been offered scholarships by the likes of Florida, Ohio State and Miami among others according to 247Sports Composite, gives a clinic on busting up a team’s running game on the play. Bursting into the Seminole High backfield, he shoves the opposing fullback so hard that the player falls back into the runner.
It is the type of play that makes football such a beautiful game (unless you are the unfortunate Seminole backs) – when there is a size difference, the low man can still win. Leverage is everything. And sometimes, with the perfect amount of leverage, you can make football look like bowling.
Williams also accounted for 150 total yards, including a 67-tard punt return for a TD, in St. Petersburg’s 42-0 win, but it is not every Friday one makes a defensive play like that. As far as this writer knows, Williams gets credit for the tackle – even if he did not lay a hand on the ball carrier.