Folsom High School must have had quite the football team a couple of years ago.

In addition to Alabama freshman OL Jonah Williams, the squad also boasted current Washington QB Jake Browning.

As the two former high school teammates prepare to square off in the Peach Bowl on New Year’s Eve, Williams told FOX Sports how much he respects his ex-teammate:

“I really admired how he didn’t do all the flashy stuff,” Williams said. “He didn’t do all that because he didn’t need to. He went out there and threw a million touchdowns his senior year. I think I kind of took that lead. I’m not the flashy type anyway, so I wouldn’t have been like that, but he kept me humble and I think he had a good template of how to be recruited and how to be successful.”

Though Williams has plenty of respect for Browning, he said he knows the Crimson Tide aren’t going to take it easy on the Huskies in Atlanta on Saturday. He said coach Nick Saban is making sure his team doesn’t get rusty with all the time off before the bowl game:

“There’s really nothing like it. In bowl prep, we’ve done more good-on-good (first-string vs. first-string), going against our own defense. It’s just kinda been a reminder. It feels like camp again, where it’s just like, ‘these guys are good.’ Because you get to see it every week, but you kinda forget what it’s going to be like to go against them full speed. He’s a pretty level-headed guy, but there’s a storm coming.”

The Crimson Tide will take on the Huskies at 2 p.m. Central time on New Year’s Eve. The game can be seen on ESPN.