Fleet-Footed Minnesota RB Commit Bryce Williams Flashes Impressive Cutback Ability and Suddenness

What is Minnesota getting with Bryce Williams? Scout examines the skill set of the 45th-ranked running back in the South.


Name: Bryce Williams

Class: 2018

Position: Running Back

Height/Weight: 6-foot, 190 Pounds

Location/School: Sarasota (Fla.) Cardinal Mooney

Committed to: Minnesota Golden Gophers

Ranking: Nation's 104th-Ranked Running Back | South's 45th-Ranked Running Back | Florida's 21st-Ranked Running Back

Scouting Report:

Williams is a fleet-footed back who really impresses with the ability to make sharp cuts without taking his foot off the accelerator. He possesses the vision and suddenness to turn a 10-yard gain into a 25-yard gain, so you have to like his ability to navigate through clutter. Williams just knows when to put it in another gear, flashing impressive acceleration.

Williams does a nice job of stopping on a dime to elude defenders, but also wastes no time getting back to pumping his legs and advancing the ball. Williams is the type of tailback who is a headache to contain, due to his ability to weave in and out of defenses. He can focus on having more of an explosive first step, but is a big-play threat who is always scanning the field.

Overall, Williams has the crafty playing style that allows him create something out of nothing. He shows impressive football awareness and cutback ability, and then makes his move once finding a lane to the end zone. There is a lot to like with this future Minnesota Golden Gopher, who is having an offseason to remember.

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