Scout's Take - Tyrone Williams

As the Buckeyes newest verbal pledge for the Class of 2010 Tyrone Williams brings much excitement. Here is take on why Buckeye fans should be excited about getting this Northeast Ohio prospect on the dotted line in February.

What To Like: When you place 6-foot-5 next to a wide receivers name you sometimes scratch you're head wondering if the prospect will soon find a move to tight end. But when that prospect is only 185-pounds and can run and catch you see a future as a possible "Big-Time" wide receiver. Tyrone Williams is a special prospect because of his physical size but it's his athletic ability that has turned the heads of many. While some didn't see the skill set of Williams on film, they soon learned he not only could run very well but was also a gifted pass catcher capable of giving a defense fits. This is something not every college team has on its roster and the main reason Buckeye fans should love the pledge of Williams.

What May Concern You: As many know Ohio State was all over Williams from the get go but there were some questions on the academic side of the ball. Buckeye coaches told the young receiver what needed to be done for him to receive and offer and with his pledge it looks like they are happy with where he's at for now. But just because things look good in August doesn't mean they'll look good when signing day comes. Until he's signed and in school they'll be questions about where Williams is with his academic standings.

Bottom Line: This was a major recruit for Ohio State. Williams has great athletic gifts you don't often find from a player of his physical size. With the ability to go up and get the ball over defensive backs while still being able to bend down and secure a tight pass Williams has a chance to be a major weapon during his college career. Now it will be up to the Buckeyes coaching staff to use all of the ball skills Williams has to its fullest. Opposing Big Ten coaches will not have an answer to a receiver of this height in their defensive scheme if used right.

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