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2014 Prospect Profile: K.J. Williams

Michigan needs a trio of wide receivers in this class, and Pennsylvania product K.J. Williams could be one of those receivers. What would he bring to Michigan's offense?



Williams is your prototypical Jason Avant, standing at 6'3", 190 pounds, and possessing big, soft hands. Michigan is going to need another big-bodied possession receiver in this class and Williams clearly fills that mold. Physically, Williams has the room to put on a solid ten to twenty pounds of muscle, and in his case it might actually make him faster. He doesn't show much explosiveness in the lower body, so adding muscle to his upper legs will allow him to make shallower cuts, explode faster and jump higher. He isn't ever going to be a burner, but his combination of size, hands and intelligence will make him a threat to move the chains on any given down. His body control will also help him in the red zone. He showed off great control at a recent NLA camp, being named the top overall performer:

Williams was easily the top player on the day and to be honest, it wasn't even close. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound receiver was borderline unstoppable on Saturday and he showed why schools are coming after him so hard as of late. Williams has done a great job of molding his body into terrific shape and he has gotten much more physical than he was at the end of his junior season. He made plenty of acrobatic catches on the day and showed off outstanding leaping ability, especially in the red zone. He caught the ball well throughout the tournament and displayed impressive route running.

I think Williams would be the perfect third receiver in this class for the Wolverines. Michigan is currently near or at the top for both Drake Harris and Artavis Scott, so if Michigan landed all three it would have all of the bases covered. Williams is the only flat-footed runner of the three, so if he comes into college and gets stronger in the lower body he could become a solid starting receiver.


Williams's offer sheet is good but not great, with Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, South Carolina, Wisconsin and a few others extending offers to him. That list should improve as time goes on, especially if he continues to show well in camps similar to the NLA camp he did so well at.

He has been busy camping at university summer camps, attending camps at Penn State, Tennessee, Rutgers, South Carolina and North Carolina State. He visited Michigan, Pittsburgh and West Virginia so far, calling his Michigan visit the best he's been on to date:

Whether or not that statement will hold is yet to be determined; Michigan is solidly in the picture nonetheless.


As time goes on my predictions become less and less bold, with more and more information coming out about recruits in this class and others. It's still very early for Williams and the rest of his class, but I'll go ahead and predict that he ends up at Michigan. The Wolverines are definitely his best offer to date, and he has already taken a visit to Ann Arbor that "blew his mind". Michigan needs multiple receivers in this class, so I don't think a commitment from someone like Drake Harris would scare Williams off one bit. Michigan is one of the hottest names in college sports right now, and I think the momentum in the media translates to wins on the recruiting trail with kids like Williams.