At the beginning of June, 4-star defensive end Jeremiah Williams trimmed the list of suitors from eight to six. Eliminating the Big 10 from contention in the most recent release, there are only two conferences left standing. With overwhelming representation from the SEC, the Oklahoma Sooners are the lone outlier still vying for the commitment of Williams.
Playing high school football at Ramsay in Birmingham, Alabama, many experts believe the recruit will stay in state. Standing 6-3 at 224-pounds, Williams possesses a level of athleticism and versatility rarely seen at the position. Exhibiting confidence in nearly every facet of the game, the tools for success remain in place. However, Williams will need to add a bit of weight at the next level.
As the director of scouting with 247Sports, Barton Simmons said, “There is some frame and body type uncertainty as a line-of-scrimmage defender. Impact Power Five starter that has the ability to be an early round NFL Draft pick.”
Clearly leaning on unrivaled instincts and speed at the position, Williams will continue to hold the attention of Sooner Nation. Attempting to assemble a group of defenders to overcome the final hurdle, this defensive end could be a key cog. When it’s all said and done, will the Sooners be able to pull Williams out of SEC territory?