Breaking Down New Oklahoma State Offensive Line Pledge Tyrese Williams

Scout and GoPokes.com take a closer look at new Oklahoma State pledge Tyrese Williams, a three-star offensive lineman from Cypress (Texas) Ridge.

The above video features junior-season highlights of 2018 three-star offensive lineman Tyrese Williams.

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Tyrese Williams, 2017 OG, Cypress (Texas) Ridge

Size: 6-4, 285

Recruiting: Williams committed Tuesday morning to Oklahoma State. He also owns offers from Cal, Georgia Tech, Utah, Houston, Colorado State, New Mexico, North Texas, Texas State, Tulane, Tulsa, UCF, and UTSA.

Rankings: Scout ranks Williams as the No. 33 offensive guard in the state of Texas for the 2018 recruiting class. He's also the No. 24 offensive guard nationally.

Stats

2016: As a junior, Williams started at right guard for a Cypress Ridge team that finished 11-3 with a Texas Class 6A Division II state quarterfinal appearance. He earned honorable mention all-state recognition, as well as first-team all-district honors. Williams blocked for an offense that averaged 294.4 rushing yards per game, including a 2,191-yard season for Arizona State 2016 signee Trelon Smith.

Evaluation notes

Tyrese Williams is a physical interior line prospect who thrives as a guard in big-school Texas high school football and could potentially play anywhere guard-to-guard at the Power Five conference level.

Williams flashes impressive drive-blocking skills as a run-game mauler. He plays with good pad level and consistently finishes blocks, often all the way to the ground. Williams does a good job locating targets as a puller and at the second level. He usually keeps his hands inside with good placement, but can improve his consistency with that.

He's not an overly long-armed offensive lineman so he likely will remain inside in college. Williams can improve his body control/balance, but his motor runs high and he has impressive close-quarters strength. Williams will need to acclimate himself to doing more pass-blocking as his high school team relies predominantly on the run. He's regularly the first to make contact and does a good job remaining engaged once he gets his paws on defenders.

Overall, Williams is a solid, workmanlike interior offensive lineman who succeeds with traditional power traits: good punch, consistently good leverage, and the mean streak to finish blocks as needed. - Gabe Brooks


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