Recruitment battle for Tyler Williams going down last among the top shows in the south and southeast including South Carolina, Texas A&M, Miami, Clemson, and Georgia. In the end, the Bulldogs won by landing one of the best four-star receivers in the nation.
WHAT THE BULLDOGS ARE GETTING
Georgia is getting the recipient as a game changer, but he’s yet to reach his full potential. Williams is still learning the game but being such a quirky athlete he can score points on the board from anywhere if he gets the ball in his hand. As of now, he’s only had 12 receptions as a junior puts an average of 30.5 yards per 366 yard reception with five touches.
WHAT MAKES WILLIAMS DIFFERENT
Speed and size set Williams apart from his peers. The legal 6-foot, 4-inch Lakeland receiver is listed at 205 pounds. He reports a 4.47 40-yard dash, and his pace on the field this season shows it. In the game against Winter Haven, he took the opening kick at 97 yards and had a return hit in about 75 yards when he turned on the jet when he saw the lane.
WHY THIS IS BIG FOR GEORGIA
The Bulldogs are always stocking up on great talent, adding a third four-star receiver to the class of 2023 keeps proverbs shelves full. Williams is the big money receiver who can win games in the red zone, breaking the boundaries to get ahead in defense and moving chains that extend drives. He’s too fast to be just a claimant, too good to just capitalize near the red zone, Williams has a huge advantage.
IN MY WORD
“People say Georgia doesn’t pitch, but after watching them play in their opening game of the season, Georgia impressed me the most out of all my top five schools,” Williams said.
Lakeland assistant coach, Marvin Frazier on Williams
“With Tyler Williams, I don’t think there is a receiver in a country with a higher ceiling; he’s just getting started,” Williams said. “He’s 6-3, 205 – he’s a 5-5 receiver stuck in that body. He can play on any route. It’s amazing how he plays at his size.
“I don’t think anyone has a higher ceiling. Others have been doing it for years and playing on a 7v7 circuit. Tyler is a quarterback and a point guard. Now he’s a receiver and takes it seriously. He has the highest ceiling of anyone in the country at the point of collection. That’s what Georgia is getting, they’re getting something scary. If they could put it in the right context, it would be scary.”