Jalani Williams, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound safety from St. Louis (Mo.) Parkway North is a Class of 2019 prospect who is starting to see his offer list explode.
"My latest offer was Louisville," Williams said. "I also have Memphis, Nebraska, Mizzou, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, and Bowling Green." Note: Things move fast in recruiting and Williams has added two more Big 10 Conference offers in Indiana and Minnesota.
It was the home-state school that got the ball rolling on his recruitment.
"My first offer was Mizzou. It was a real honor and I was very shocked and excited to have that after my first week of football.
Williams grew up watching another school in the SEC even more closely.
"My dream as a little kid was LSU. I like how their defense was well ran and how their DBs go to the NFL," Williams said and then watched two more LSU defensive backs get drafted this week in Jamal Adams and Tre'Davious White.
Williams has plenty of time left to sort through his college options, but he has a good idea of one thing that he is definitely looking for to set one university apart from the pack.
"Coaching," Williams answered when asked "I know how to take coaching and use it and I need to know that these coaches are about me and helping me grow as a student and as an athlete."
On film, Williams proves that he is a head-hunter and he agrees that his ability as a tackler sets him apart as a prospect
"I am a very hard hitter at safety coming downhill," Williams said. "I look up to Sean Taylor. I love his game play. I know how to cover well, What I continue to work on is man-to-man coverage and getting my hands on the guy off of the line.
I want to put on some more weight so people really feel it when I come up and hit them."