"I can't wait for the season to start," Williams said. "I've been waiting too long. I've been watching film since last year, getting excited, jumping up and down at home. I just can't wait for that first game."
Williams burst on the scene last year as a 17-year-old freshman, rushing for 775 yards and 12 touchdowns, both BYU freshman records. Williams took over the starting job after Michael Alisa broke his arm against Hawaii, and he took advantage of the opportunity. After an entire off-season, Williams says he's matured.
"I turned 18, so now I'm growing up," he said with a smile. "I'm a man now, finally growing chest air. I was just a kid last year."
A kid, who didn't know exactly what to expect in the big-time college football atmosphere. Williams admitted he wasn't fully prepared for the long haul of the season.
"Last year, I was a little bit scared," Williams said. "I didn't want to mess up. Now, you're going to see more fire and determination."
Even though Alisa is back, Williams heads into training camp as the unquestioned feature back. He says he's been working on his blocking technique to gain the coaches' trust to an every down running back.
"I've been working on my blocking more than anything," Williams said. "I'd rather block for another guy than score. That's just who I am."
Williams is eager to show last year wasn't a fluke, but he isn't going to catch any teams by surprise this year. Williams knows it will be difficult to duplicate his production against possibly the toughest schedule BYU has ever had, with the likes of Notre Dame, Wisconson, Texas, Boise State and Utah on the docket.
"I like going against big teams," he said. "I can't wait for the challenge to go against them."