CM's Williams named to Butkus Award watch

Catholic Memorial linebacker Camren Williams is one of 50 players that has been named to the watch list for the Butkus Award, annually given to the nation's top linebacker.

Williams, an ESPNBoston preseason All-State selection, committed to Penn State last May. He is ranked as the No. 1 overall propsect in Massachusetts by ESPN.

Typically awarded to the nation's best collegiate linebacker, the Award added a high school edition in 2008. Past recipients include Notre Dame's Manti Te'o (Punahou/Honolulu, Hawaii), Texas's Jordan Hicks (Lakota West/West Chester, Ohio) and Tony Steward (Pedro Menendez/St. Augustine, Fla.).

The full watch list can be found here.