Irish score 4-star Williams
Notre Dame got its coveted second running back this morning.
Four-star prospect Dexter Williams signed with the Irish as part of their National Signing Day haul. Louisville and Miami were the other finalists, with the Hurricanes making a late run. Williams was a one-time Miami commitment and that program had hoped to get Williams back to campus on recruiting’s final weekend. The West Orange product instead stayed home before ultimately signing with a program halfway across the country today.
Williams also held scholarship offers from Florida, Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC and Wisconsin, among others.
He joins fellow four-star prospect Josh Adams as the running back duo this cycle and is commitment No. 23 overall for Notre Dame, which is awaiting word on four-star wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown too. St. Brown is scheduled to announce around 3 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
Adams has been committed since June 30.
But with only Tarean Folston and Greg Bryant returning next season, head coach Brian Kelly and running backs coach Tony Alford remained in pursuit of another back. Alford, both potential position coach and area recruiter, secured an official visit and eventual commitment from Williams.
Williams made the trek to South Bend last month.
“I learned a lot of new things about Notre Dame and just how prestigious the school is,” Williams told Scout.com after the trip. “Not everybody can get in to Notre Dame, you have to be a special person and a hardworking person to get in there.”
Scout.com ranks Williams the No. 114 player overall in the final Scout300 and No. 17 running back. He gives the Irish 13 commitments in the Scout300 and its second from Florida, joining linebacker Tevon Coney.