Georgia Has successfully added one of the nation’s elite defensive prospects to an already impressive recruit. Five-star Conroe (Texas) Oak Ridge linebacker Justin Williams announces his vows kirby smart and the Bulldogs on Monday evenings.
Williams chose the SEC powerhouse and defending national champion instead of an offer sheet that included more than 30 programs. Oregon was the runner-up for the elite draft, and the Ducks were viewed as favorites for the bulk of recruiting.
Williams said, “I mean, to be honest, it just proves Georgia linebacker U.” Jade May Of UGASports.com in the spring, “I mean, honestly, it’s really a factor in where you want to go. Because it’s a development process. So you see those guys develop into great linebackers, so you know that as a linebacker you want to be great.”
Alabama And Texas They also included Williams in the mix, who has the ability to make an instant next-level impact. The star linebacker is set to pair up with high school teammate and fellow rival 100 Potential Joseph Jonah-Ajoni in Athens.
“[Justin]is like a brother to me,” Jonah-Ajoni told Rivals of Williams. “He’s the number one linebacker in the country. So not only will he help our recruiting class, but his skills will help us win more nets.”
Going to Texas and winning a national recruit of that caliber, Williams said a lot for the program Smart built at his alma mater. Bulldogs are a legitimate threat to any prospect they target on the trail.
As a junior, Williams filled out the stat sheet with nearly 100 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, and 8.5 sacks. He is a multi-sport athlete who also competes in track, where he has recorded a verified 11.01 100 m time and demonstrated his athletic ability and speed.
Williams has college-ready size at 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds and has good length for the position. He demonstrates the ability to read and react effectively, move sideline-to-sideline in a hurry and has the speed to track ball carriers in the open field.
The five-star has the versatility to drop back into coverage and play the pass, as well as filling gaps and running backs. He is strong in attack, evades blockers and is a determined, fine tackling player. Williams is a first-team all-state defender and longtime NFL Draft feature.
Rivals has Justin Williams ranked number one. 12 overall prospect in the 2024 recruiting cycle ahead of his senior season in the Greater Houston area. He is the No. 1 inside linebacker nationally and the No. 3 recruitment in the state of Texas.