VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - With the 2022 NFL Draft just hours away, Virginia Beach's Jordan Williams is excited about his future in professional football.
"The draft is just something that's just super unknown," Williams said. "You just really don't know how it could go. I'm more so excited to see how it goes. I feel like you can only control what you can control. Ultimately, a team's gonna call you, then that's where you're gonna end up going. You really don't have much say so over it."
The Cox High School grad spent the past season as a defensive lineman at Virginia Tech, where he recorded 33 total tackles, four tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. Prior to 2021, he played for the Clemson Tigers from 2017-20.
"A lot of scouts have told me I'm very versatile just because of my size and my ability and my athleticism," Williams said. "For me, I feel like teams feel like they can put me in a lot of different positions on the defensive line and I'll be able to go out there, handle my own and make plays while doing it."
Williams' versatility is something that local kids will be able to learn firsthand this weekend. He's hosting a youth camp at Cox High School on Saturday.
Williams says camps played a big role in his development and success, and he's excited to provide that experience to the next generation of athletes.
"This whole area, they're all praying for me, reaching out, contacting me, just wishing me luck on everything," Williams said about the support he's felt from the 757. "Sending me blessings and everything like that continuously throughout my career in college.
"I want to give back to the community that gave a lot to me."
Saturday's camp is open to kids grades 1-9. There is a $25 fee and the event runs from 9 a.m. to noon.
Registration for the camp can be found at https://jordanfootballcamp.com/.