Michael Williamson has yet to take a snap in a high school junior varsity or varsity football game. In fact, he has yet to enter the hallways of North Central High School for a class.
Those facts, however, have not stopped the soon-to-be freshman at NCHS from garnering some pre-high school attention after a summer of attending several football camps.
In mid-July, Williamson was invited to attend the Football University Top Gun Camp at Dublin Jerome High School in Dublin, Ohio. Some 850 of the top youth football players in the country participated in the final elite youth football camps of the season featuring pre-high school athletes.
Football University is an invitation-only, one-of-a-kind football training experience focusing on developing and enhancing the playmaking ability and skill of elite-level athletes.
In his recap of the offensive players at the camp, writer Davie Giancola of youth1.com, had high praise for Williamson.
“Also impressing was Michael Williamson,” Giancola wrote in his evaluation of rising high school freshman players. “Williamson possessed great footwork and had the ability to hit any throw on the field. He connected with his receivers on a number of short and intermediate throws.”
The Ohio camp was followed Williamson’s attending a Football University Camp in Charlotte in May, The SC Varsity All State Combine in April and four QB1 Quarterback and Wide Receiver Training days this off-season. Williamson also performed well and received positive comments from coaches at the 2014 Bruce Fowler Quarterback and Wide Receiver Camp at Furman University.