Have you shifted your focus to the class of 2022 and beyond? Well, Alabama head coach Nick Saban and staff haven’t. On Monday, the Crimson Tide added Ohio State wide receiver transfer Jameson Williams, a former Top100 recruit in the class of 2019 from St. Louis, as he committed to UA on his social media account. Williams joins a loaded wide receiver haul for UA this cycle, including five-star Jacorey Brooks, A-Day standout Agiye Hall, Florida product Christian Leary, and Texas star JoJo Earle.
“It’s Bama because I felt the want and need of my skill from Coach (Nick Saban) as he explained everything to me,” Williams told BamaOnLine. “And I also had a great relationship with Coach (Holmon) Wiggins from the previous years. He made it most definitely feel like a place that I could be.”
Throw in the fact that the Crimson Tide has seen four wide receivers selected in the first round of the NFL Draft the last two years, and there was plenty of intrigue when it came to Bama.
“It’s just extra motivation that that could be me in the coming time,” Williams said reflecting on UA’s NFL prowess.
Alabama recruited Williams heavily out of high school. The Tide was a top choice for the Missouri native before he eventually opted for the Buckeyes.
“Back a couple years ago during my recruitment, I saw how the program was ran and really knew this was a place that I could be,” Williams said. “As I looked back, that played a big role (in my decision now).”
What should UA fans expect from the program’s latest addition?
“Everything I got,” Williams said.
The 6-foot-1.5, 169-pounder was rated the No. 13 wide receiver and the No. 82 overall player in the country, per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite Rankings. In Columbus last season, Williams caught nine passes for 154 yards and two scores.
This was Williams’ evaluation from 247Sports coming out of high school:
“Wiry and skinny at the moment. Solid height and length, but still needs to fill out his frame. Exceptional explosiveness and speed. One of the faster players in the country with the track times to back that up. Eats up cushion quickly and is fluid in his breaks. Can make cuts without needing to throttle down too much. Can take short passes and go the distance from anywhere on the field. Also a dangerous return man. Still has to get stronger, which will help his blocking improve and his ability to break tackles in the open field, but he does show balance and elusiveness in the open field as well. He is not just a straight line guy. He projects as a kid who can go in the slot at times or play outside, but will be a playmaker and a scoring threat every time he touches the ball in college. He currently projects as a potential second day draft choice (2nd-3rd Round) but could go higher if he adds the necessary bulk and strength.”
He has three years of eligibility remaining.
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