WVU immediately told linebacker recruit Jace Williams that they wanted him on “a full ride” after watching his film, according to Williams.
WVSN talked to the Florida native about why he feels West Virginia is so interested in him since he has two more high school seasons and his recruiting process to date.
The Mountaineers made that interest clear by extending an offer to Williams, which he announced on Tuesday. “Coach came into the school and looked at my film,” said Williams, who currently attends Dillard High Schoo, about what led to his offer.
— Jace Williams (@Jacewill14) January 17, 2023
He then continued to explain more about the meeting. “I shook his hand and he said he loved what he saw, it’s a full ride,” detailed the 6 foot, 185 pound linebacker.
A player impressive major conference coaches so much after having only completed his sophomore season of high school football are going to obviously garner attention from other programs as well. Williams wouldn’t offer every other program he’s been talking to, but did offer Maryland as a Power 5 school he’s been in constant communication with too.
Like the Mountaineers, the Terps have sent an offer to Williams, doing so a month before WVU back on Dec. 15. Something Williams feels sets him apart from other skilled players at his position is how evident his athleticism already is in his game despite his young age. This is why Williams tries to model his play after Patrick Queen of the Ravens. “His speed kills on the Ravens defensive front,” said Williams. He then also brought up Alabama’s Will Anderson Jr. as a college player he likes due to his intelligence and football IQ.
No player is a finished product in the middle of high school, meaning Williams should only keep getting better. Of course, the more Williams improves, the more attention he will receive from other programs, thus why WVU is building a relationship with this player now.
Below includes a video with highlights of one of Williams’ best games.
7 tackles, 1 interception💪🏽 just getting started pic.twitter.com/76L5gRDM4v
— Jace Williams (@Jacewill14) October 16, 2022