Commitment Profile: Kyle Williamson

Bearcat Insider recently spoke with Cincinnati pledge Kyle Williamson. Here is the latest news and scouting report on Williamson.

In the first of our series of articles updating Cincinnati's current football commitments, we caught up with Ohio offensive tackle Kyle Williamson to see how things have changed since his commitment on June 3.

We have a transcript of the interview, as well as a scouting report, posted below.

How was your senior season?

"This season went pretty good. The regular season we ended up 10-0. Then, first round of the playoffs we actually ended up getting knocked out. Other than that our season was great. Individually, I think I did pretty good. There were some games where I had an injury and I didn't get to play the whole game, but other than that I thought I had a pretty good season."

Give me a self-assessment of your game. What are your strengths, and where are some areas that could use improvement?

"I think my strength would have to be my run blocking. I finish almost every play. I think my weakness would have to be my pass blocking. I can pass block, but I've never really had anyone teach me how to set up. That's something I need to work on."

You committed to Cincinnati on June 3. How solid is your commitment today?

"Very solid. I'm a strong commitment."

Have any other schools been in contact with you since the commitment?

"Not really."

Who were your recruiting coaches at Cincinnati?

"Kerry Coombs and Don Mahoney."

What is your relationship like with them?

"They are very strong. They are great leaders for me. They are kind of like father figures. They are people that I can go to when I need something, and I am very excited to be paying under them next year."

Talk to me about the excitement of playing college football at Cincinnati next year.

"It's really great for me because I am happy that I get to stay home, and that was a really big thing because I want to stay home and play for family and friends. Cincinnati has always been my number one team, ever since I started my recruiting process. I always kind of knew that I would end up at Cincinnati. I am very excited and I can't wait until June to get down there. I've been counting down the days."

Scouting Report

There is a lot to like about Kyle Williamson, but the first two things that pop out at you when watching his film is his frame and his athleticism. Williamson moves his feet very well for a guy of his stature and excels at getting to the second level to make blocks. He uses his hands fairly well and plays through the whistle. You can tell that he has not had a lot of work at pass blocking, but he has the athleticism to become an above-average pass blocker down the road. His biggest problem right now is that he sometimes gets in a hurry and blows past the defender he is attempting to block. He must work on gathering his feet when he goes to block defenders in the back seven. However, his athleticism alone makes him an outstanding prospect at the next level.


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