Breaking Down Miami's new commitment

Miami landed three commitments this weekend and one of the came from Homestead High defensive end Ricardo Williams. Read on to see what his commitment means.

What to like:
He's 6-foot-5 and has long arms. He passes the eyeball test all day long. Athletically, you'll have a hard time finding someone better who is already 6-5 and 200+. He has tremendous quickness coming off the edge and has gotten to the quarterback a bunch over the last couple seasons at Homestead High. He's from a local program who played large school competition so he's used to competing against players at the highest level of prep football.

Possible Concerns:
While he's 6-5, Williams needs to gain weight. He's probably in the 205-210 range right now. He wasn't always real effective when teams ran right at him. He'll need to bulk up and add some strength so he can develop into more of a complete player at the defensive end position.

Bottom Line:
Williams is a quality addition to Miami's recruiting class. He's very talented but was never recruited under Randy Shannon -- probably because of his frame. Shannon seemed to like bigger, more physically developed guys at the DE spot. You've gotta be impressed with the 6-5 frame, the athleticism, and the production numbers as a pass rusher. Golden's recent recruiting efforts make it very clear that he wants to add some pass rushers to the current team and Williams will do just that. Florida State offered early in the process and North Carolina was expecting him to visit later this month. He was recruited like a borderline four-star prospect.


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