Redshirt freshman offensive lineman who used his first year on campus to get stronger in the weight room... adds depth up front.
2016: Redshirted in his true freshman campaign.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played left tackle and defensive end for Hickory Ridge High in Harrisburg, N.C., graduating in 2016.. the Class 3AA Ragin' Bulls went 7-5 under head coach Marty Paxton in his senior season... considered a two-star prospect and the 50th-best player in North Carolina by Rivals... rated a three-star prospect, the 50th-best player in the state of North Carolina and the nation's No. 112 offensive tackle in the country by 247Sports... ESPN ranks him as a two-star prospect, the 64th-best player in the state and the No. 132 offensive tackle in the nation... rated a two-star prospect and an All-Atlantic Region pick by PrepStar.
PERSONAL: Full name is William J. Putnam.