Catching Up With Jven Williams on Signing Day
Jven Williams was surrounded by his family members when he signed his letter of intent to attend Penn State. That isn’t a surprise to anyone who has followed his outstanding career at Wyomissing High School. “My family has never missed a game in my life so that was another factor in me going to Penn State. That was a huge deal for me,” said Williams. The 6’5, 295-pound offensive lineman is the top-rated player in Pennsylvania. Williams is ranked #56 overall by ESPN in the Class of 2023.
James Franklin played a key role in Williams’ decision to commit to the Nittany Lions. “He’s like a celebrity around here. Growing up, I always knew who he was. He’s a great coach [who’s] had a lot of success with a lot of his players,” noted Williams. The tradition of success at Penn State was something that he also considered. “Everyone loves Penn State around here. They’re a blue blood football program, old school. You can’t get enough of that,” emphasized Williams. He will head to State College in early January. Williams mentioned that he will begin working out at left tackle.
Williams’ high school teammates were also in attendance on signing day. The Spartans went (49-4) over the last four seasons with four District 3 titles. They reached the Class 3A state championship game twice. Wyomissing lost a nailbiter to Neumann-Goretti 20-17 in the state semifinals this year.
SV Sports spoke to Williams about blocking for former Gov. Mifflin star Nick Singleton in college. Williams also discussed his major and what he enjoys doing outside of football.