Bryson Allen-Williams isn’t sure what position he’ll be playing for South Carolina’s football team this fall, but he thinks he has the ability to play several.
“I am comfortable playing anywhere,” the senior said.
Allen-Williams has played mostly linebacker in his collegiate career, amassing 135 tackles and 17.5 tackles-for-loss in that time, but he’s working mostly as a Buck defensive end so far this spring, he said.
“But in the summer time when they work with the game plan, who knows,” Allen-Williams said. “Last year at this time, I was playing straight (weakside linebacker), so who knows?”
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Allen-Williams missed the final 10 games last season due to a shoulder injury, and he thinks his rehabilitation from that injury has made him a more versatile player. He currently weighs 235 pounds.
“That’s one thing I wanted to work on the most is adding good muscle and actually getting faster, being able to do some things that a defensive back can do, while still working on my pass rush,” he said. “I think that’s something that’s going to help us out a lot this year.”
South Carolina’s Buck position is a hybrid line position that often swaps spots in the formation with the strong side linebacker position, where Allen-Williams also has played.