Eagles’ Williams picks Johnson University

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Shelbyville Central senior Colt Williams will continue his education as well as his baseball career after signing with Johnson University.
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Shelbyville Central senior Colt Williams will continue his education as well as his baseball career after signing with Johnson University.

Johnson University is a private Christian university, located in Knoxville.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to further my education and play baseball at Johnson University. Johnson University, from the first visit, felt like home. I knew from the start that it would be the best place for me to develop as an athlete, student, and Christian. I look forward to playing for Coach (Ben) Fair and Coach (Tom) Phillips, competing at the collegiate level, and contributing to the Royals’ success,” Williams said.

Golden Eagle Colt Williams has a 4-1 record with a 0.82 this season for Shelbyville Central.
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“I am thankful first and foremost for my parents who have taught me to give my best in all things and to love Christ and to challenge myself on and off the baseball field. I have been blessed to have some great coaches and teammates along the way and I am so thankful for the time, energy and support that each has given. I couldn’t ask for a better group of teammates this year and will miss them greatly.

“Thank you to my coaches through the years which include Coach Frasier and all his assistant coaches from my freshman year until now, Bill Woods, Roy Turner and my dad. I appreciate your passion for the game, the instruction, correction and time each of you invested in me.”

Williams has developed into the most dominating pitcher in District 8-AAA.

The talented right-hander has a 4-1 record on the mound this season with an impressive 0.82 ERA.

Over the past two seasons, he posts an 8-0 district record.

“Colt is a guy that has never stopped working and it shows in his performance. He is a competitor,” Shelbyville Central coach Brad Frasier said. “He has been a guy that you knew every time out you were going to get a complete game and fill the strike zone up.”

The Johnson University coaching staff knows what kind of a student-athlete they are getting as well.

“Colt is a tremendous young man and is someone Coach Phillips and I knew could help our pitching rotation. We met with Colt a couple times, he made a campus visit, and we knew right away he was someone we hoped would join our program,” head coach Ben Fair said. “Colt has a great work ethic on the field and excels academically, and we’re thrilled that he’ll be joining our program this fall.”