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Penn State All 105: Philly’s Mylachi Williams Joins Loaded DE Room

Photo by Penn State Athletics: Mylachi Williams

Mylachi Williams is part of a position group that many feel is the deepest on either side of the ball for Penn State.

Even with defensive ends Chop Robinson and Adisa Isaac now in the NFL, Penn State has a lot of talent at DE.

Dani Dennis-Sutton is a player many feel will follow in Robinson’s footsteps and become a first-round draft pick.

Abdul Carter is another potential first-rounder who was a first-team All-Big Ten performer at linebacker before PSU decided to move him to DE over the winter.

Like Carter, Williams was a star in the Philly Area before coming to Penn State. The true freshman is the subject of All 105, a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State football player.

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 220 pounds

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Before Penn State: Williams attended Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School. The name of that school is a mouthful, and while there, Williams was a handful for opposing offenses. As a senior captain, he helped his team to a City League title as a senior. He committed to Penn State last July before his senior season, and by the time he signed in December, was a three-star recruit and the No. 12 overall player in Pennsylvania according to 247Sports.

Where he stands: Because Penn State is so deep at defensive end— along with Dennis-Sutton and Carter, veterans Amin Vanover and Zuriah Fisher are in the mix along with promising second-year player Jameial Lyons— it’s hard to see Williams having a big role right away. The best case scenario would be for Williams to find a way to impress without getting a lot of playing time, the way Lyons, another Philly product, did last season.

A quote by Mylachi Williams: “How they treat me like family (stands out). It feels like home. It’s everyone. Every time we come up, it’s the same experience. It just feels like home. They treated my family really well. They treated me really well. They treated everyone else really. It’s just the same every time.” — Williams to 247Sports after his official visit to Penn State last summer.

A quote about Mylachi Williams: ”Prototype speed rusher off the edge with tremendous length on a leaner athletic frame. Excellent first step and flexibility allows him to burst off the line of scrimmage and turn the corner to get to the quarterback with ease. Change of direction and maneuverability in space allows him to drop to the flat and function in the open field. Developed hand usage and ability to win with length at the point of attack is advanced for his age. Has pop in his hands and able to shed blockers while engaged at the line of scrimmage. Will need to add mass throughout frame in order to hold the point and set the edge effectively at the next level. Has all the physical and athletic tools to become a pass rushing nightmare for opposing offenses for years to come.” — On3Sports’ scouting profile on Williams.

More All 105s

QB Jack Lambert

WR Josiah Brown

DE Jameial Lyons

TE Joey Schlaffer

QB Ethan Grunkemeyer

CB Elliot Washington

TE Khalil Dinkins

DE Amin Vanover 

LB Tyrece Mills

QB Jaxon Smolik

S DaKarri Nelson

LB Tony Rojas

RB Kaytron Allen

CB Jon Mitchell

WR Anthony Ivey

DE Abdul Carter

RB Nicholas Singleton

QB Beau Pribula 

WR Tyler Johnson

CB Zion Tracy

WR Kaden Saunders

WR Trey Wallace 

S Zakee Wheatley

CB Cam Miller

WR Omari Evans

CB A.J. Harris

CB Jalen Kimber

WR Julian Fleming 

S KJ Winston

WR Liam Clifford

S Jaylen Reed 

LB Dom DeLuca



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