Wide receiver Jameson Williams committed to Ohio State earlier this month. The Class of 2019 star offers plenty of football pedigree to the Buckeyes. Here, we take a look at what the St Louis native offers.
-At six foot two inches tall, and 170 pounds, Williams is rated as a four-star prospect. His placing in the 247Sports composite rankings is an impressive 130. He opted for Ohio state from a list of finalists that also included Oregon, UCLA, Nebraska and Alabama .
-Williams' commitment is the first for Ohio State since Urban Meyer was suspended. Commitments have been thin on the ground for the Buckeyes since then, with a dearth that stretches back to July 27. That was when three-star tight end Cormontae Hamilton pledged his future to Ohio State. Williams committing could kick things off again, with OSU having had a slow 2019 when it comes to recruitment, largely because Meyer was away from the program. The class now has 15 commitments in place, though, with under three months to go until the early signing period in December.
- Williams joins five-star prospect Garrett Wilson as the second receiver to commit to OSU's 2019 class. Williams and Wilson offer different assets to the team. Wilson is the kind of receiver who looks like he could play any of three positions in OSU's offense. Williams, though, is more in the mold of Devin Smith, Johnnie Dixon or Terry McLaurin, in that he looks much more like a typical Z receiver. He also offers some threat to defenses on bubble screens, though, in the manner of Parris Campbell, boosting his versatility.
-Williams is also fast. He has recorded a time of 10.54 second for the 100m, and holds the state record for the 300m hurdles. OSU running back Ezekiel Elliott is a previous holder of that record.
-OSU need to start developing their options when it comes to receivers. Campbell, Dixon, McLaurin and C.J. Saunders are seniors now, and Austin Mack, Ben Victor and K.J. Hill will be eligible to be drafted after this season.
OSU took three receivers from the class of 2018, and look set to boost their ranks with three more this year. Wilson and Williams look good choices to be outside receivers, but there is sense that OSU could use an additional Hback too. Wandale Robinson is one possibility for the role, and the three-star prospect visited Ohio State on October 6.
-Acquiring Williams is a real feather in the cap for new Buckeyes receivers coach Brian Hartline. Williams had 36 catches, 1,062 yards and 15 tds in his junior year at Cardinal-Ritter Prep. He also returned three kicks for touchdowns.
Hartline deserves credit for ensuring that Williams made his commitment to OSU, given the confusion that ensued after Smith's sacking and Meyer's suspension. OSU needed a receiver, and Hartline helped ensure they got the kind of player they need.
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