The Rebels will return experience and add depth to the secondary this year.
2013 spring practice draws to a close with annual on-campus football festival.
Preseason practices now underway on campus.
UNLV: Moved to defensive back during spring practice and is expected to battle for time at strong safety ... Battling fellow-redshirt Marc Philippi for the No. 2 spot at SS ... First name is pronounced "JOHN-ah-VAUGN."
2012: Redshirted season ... A two-way player who was the only signee listed as Athlete in the 2012 class ... Played wide receiver, cornerback and safety ... A three-star recruit according to Scout.com, which ranked him the No. 147 WR in the class ... Was also his team's kickoff and punt returner ... Also took official visits to Colorado and San Diego State.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at JSerra HS under coach Jim Hartigan ... A three-time all-league honoree ... Also a basketball player for the Lions as well as running for the track team.
PERSONAL: Jonavaughn Rishard Williams was born May 28, 1994, in Dodge City, KS ... The son of Jacqueline and Rick Williams ... Cousin Tank Williams played safety at Stanford and then for the Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots of the NFL ... Majoring in business.