Plant City’s Mario Williams, considered one of the nation’s top receivers, won the Guy Toph Award, presented annually to the top player in Hillsborough County.
Williams, an Oklahoma signee, is rated as the top receiver in the country by ESPN and is listed as a five-star recruit by Rivals. He picked the Sooners over offers from 34 other schools, including Alabama, Clemson, Florida and LSU.
This is the third time in the past six seasons a Raiders player has won the Guy Toph Award. The others were running back Markese Hargrove in 2015 and quarterback Braxton Plunk in 2019.
This past season, Williams had 40 catches for 743 yards and eight receiving touchdowns in just nine games. He also averaged 47 yards per kick return and served as the team’s punter, averaging 41.5 yards per kick with four inside the 20-yard line.
Williams also was selected for the Under Armour All-American game, which was not played because of COVID-19 concerns. He was voted captain for one of the teams.