Jerrol Williams made plenty of plays at outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1990s.
Similar talents appear to have been passed down to his son.
Palo Verde senior outside linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams said he plans to make his official recruiting visit to UNLV this weekend. He also has a scholarship offer from Southern Utah, while San Diego State and Hawaii are increasing their interest.
“Hopefully it’s like a family atmosphere. They can turn it around,” Garcia-Williams said of UNLV.
Garcia-Williams was a first-team all-state selection and the Northwest League Defensive Most Valuable Player after he led Palo Verde (11-1) to the Sunset Region title game.
The 6-foot-3-inch, 205-pounder has a wide skill set and logged 84 tackles, seven sacks and two interceptions.
“I’m just real aggressive, and I know the game well,” Garcia-Williams said. “My dad gives me a lot of help.”
Garcia-Williams also was a reliable tight end for the Panthers, rarely coming off the field.
“He’s what (colleges) are looking for,” Palo Verde coach Darwin Rost said. “He’s got the whole package and had a great senior year, made a lot of big plays and played in big games.”
■ SOLOMON HONORED — USA Football announced Bishop Gorman junior quarterback Jarrett Solomon has been named to the U.S. Under-19 National Team.
Solomon is the first junior to be selected to play for the team, according to a news release.
Team USA will play The World team in the International Bowl on Feb. 1 in Austin, Texas.
■ SOCCER COMMITMENTS — Several local girls soccer seniors have made recent commitments as the Feb. 1 signing day nears.
Decisions were made by Clark midfielder Azucena Bernal (UNLV), Valley midfielder Ashley Marra (Montana), Cimarron-Memorial defender Lindsey Millen (Portland State), Arbor View defender Kailyn Redona (Long Island) and Arbor View goalkeeper Kyla Salazar (Creighton).
Spring Valley’s breakthrough season is netting the Grizzlies attention, as junior forward Markie Henderson committed to Miami and junior goalkeeper Megan Delaney picked Southern California.
Other juniors to commit include Coronado defender Kara Kopolow (UNR), Gorman midfielder Mia Moore (Loyola Marymount) and Centennial forward Dominique Romero (North Carolina).
■ BASEBALL SIGNINGS — Western Nevada College signed local seniors in Gorman shortstop Tyler Baker, Cimarron right-hander Effie Garcia, Bonanza left-hander Braiden Gray and Sierra Vista third baseman Conner Klein.
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