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DB Joel Williams 6-1 180. Madison Prep. Baton Rouge LA.

Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by Diesel350z, May 18, 2019.

  1. Diesel350z

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    DB Joel Williams 6-1 180. Madison Prep Academy. Baton Rouge LA.
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    5.19.2019. Commitment.
    x 6.10.2019. No Longer Committed.


    The Florida Gators picked up their second verbal commitment for the class of 2020 in as many days on Sunday when Baton Rouge (Fla.) Madison Prep Academy cornerback Joel Williams pulled the trigger and committed over finalists Georgia, LSU, and Tennessee. Williams is coming off a weekend trip to Gainesville for the Gators second annal Gator Grill Out in Gainesville and announced his commitment through his Twitter account.


    Williams announced his plans to make a commitment during his time on campus and around the coaching staff. It was the four-star defender's second time in Gainesville this spring and was all he needed to see to feel comfortable jumping into the class. The Gators are looking to fill depth in the secondary this cycle, especially after the blow to depth with the recent loss of freshman cornerback Chris Steele, who recently announced his plans to transfer from UF to Oregon.

    With his 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame, the Florida staff feels Williams can bring some versatility to their secondary.

    “The coaches tell me they like how I can play both [safety and cornerback], and I can do more than a lot of kids my size at corner," Williams said in a previous interview.

    The Gators have also produced several NFL draft picks in the secondary over the years, and it's their production at his position that was a big selling point in his recruitment.

    "I'm trying to go to the league, so I'm trying to go the school that helps me go to the league."


    The 247Sports Crystal Ball was correct on Williams, with 50-percent of the predictions pointing to the Orange and Blue. In-state LSU, Texas A&M, and undecided picks were also logged for Williams previously. He was recruited to Florida by cornerbacks coach Torrian Gray and area recruiter Greg Knox.

    The 247Sports Composite, an industry generated average, currently ranks Williams as the Nation's No. 234 overall prospect in the 2020 recruiting class and the No. 13 athlete as well as the No. 9 prospect in Louisiana.
     
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  2. INGATORSWETRUST

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    Would be nice to have him and Helm
     
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  3. Gatorrick22

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    Where will he sign... I wonder.
     
  4. Skink

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    Probably on the dotted line
     
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  5. Gatorrick22

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    Lol.. I guess I should have known better. I havebn't heard much about him, so I'm not getting my hopes up for this one.
     
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  6. bobbybaker86

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    He's been pro-UF for months but we'll see
     
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  7. mdfgator

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    You will be happy.
     
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  8. DBCooper

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    Most message boards hear what they want to hear. Hopefully the staff has the experience to hear what they need to hear.
     
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  9. G8tas

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    When it comes to recruits out of Louisiana I tend to always think that they will stay with their home team. I'm going to go ahead and go with LSU on this one
     
  10. Skink

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    This is Sunday, right?. . . . . .
     
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  11. StrangeGator

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    We've been doing better in Louisiana lately. Mullen developed some pipelines there while he was at Miss State. I like our chances. Williams might not be the only player we get from that state in this cycle.
     
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  12. Diesel350z

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    Crystal ball at 64% Gators
     
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  13. gator_n_sc

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    Any word yet?
     
  14. TEKgator22

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    I thinks it's still at least 30 mins away if the original time of 6pm Central was accurate
     
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  17. Diesel350z

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    Florida's 2020 class now ranks No. 5 overall. UF jumped Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Florida State in the rankings this weekend.
     
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  18. INGATORSWETRUST

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    There you go. Odom and Williams are true leaders that want to help rebuild something rather than be followers. Even after minor negative publicity last week, they join the Gators. Williams and Helm are both special players at DB.
     
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  19. Skink

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    AWESOME

    GO GATORS
     
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    Hopefully he doesn’t enter the portal next week.
     
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