Without a running back committed in the class of 2022 yet, West Virginia could be closing in on the first very soon.
4-star running back Justin Williams from East Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia announced via Twitter on Thursday that will be committing on July 5th at 3:00 PM — his mother’s birthday.
After a talk with my parents, I have decided to COMMIT July 5th , 3PM EST !
— JUSTIN WILLIAMS AKA J-WILL (@akajwill) July 1, 2021
Williams (6-foot-0, 200 pounds) has picked up offers from WVU, Akron, Arkansas, Buffalo, Duke, Kansas, Kansas State, Liberty, Louisville, Memphis, Miami (Oh.), Michigan State, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, USF, Tennessee, Tennessee Tech, USC, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky and Yale.
With three official visits made in June, Williams started the month off at Nebraska, visited WVU on June 11th and finished the month with a visit to Louisville.
Williams was complimentary of his visit to WVU, expressing through Twitter how much he enjoyed his visit.
— JUSTIN WILLIAMS AKA J-WILL (@akajwill) June 13, 2021
According to Rivals, which ranks Williams as the 221st-rated recruit in the cycle (the 15th-ranked running back and 22nd-ranked recruit from Georgia), he is projected to commit to WVU.
Williams would join a 10-man recruiting class that features three recruits (quarterback Nicco Marchiol, tight end Corbin Page and safety Tyrin Woodby) that visited Morgantown with him on June 11th.