A well-rounded, aggressive defender who excelled at cornerback at the prep level ... Enters camp at Mizzou looking to challenge for playing time at cornerback, where he is listed at No. 2 on the depth chart going in, after a solid spring session ... One of the speedier Tigers on the roster, as well, who could possibly factor into the return game ... Changed his jersey to No. 1 in the off-season after wearing No. 13 in his first year with the program.
Came to Mizzou rated by ESPN in the Athlete class, where they put him as the No. 105-rated prospect in the nation ... Was a 1st-Team All-District selection as a senior, as well as being named his team's Co-MVP, and the team's Offensive MVP ... Grabbed a pair of interceptions on defense for Marshall in 2011 and also caught 28 passes for 420 yards and 9 touchdowns, while he also threw for one score and ran a punt and a kickoff back for touchdowns ... Made 20 tackles as a junior and broke up 7 passes ... Numbers were limited during his junior year, as he missed five games after transferring from Sharpstown High School, where he made 90 tackles, 9 interceptions and 7 pass deflections over two seasons ... A speedster who also excelled in track, was part of 4x100-meter relay teams which placed 1st (2011) and 2nd (2009) in Junior Olympic competitions, and he also placed 5th individually in the 400-meter run in the 2009 Junior Olympics ... High school coach - James Williams.
Parents - Kendrick Williams & Don Pickens ... Lists hobbies as playing basketball and hanging out with family and friends ... Plans to study business at Mizzou... Chose Mizzou over Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Minnesota, San Diego State and Indiana, among others ... Cited the personal touch of Mizzou's coaches, as well as the football program's impressive graduation rate as major reasons for coming to MU.