Devon Williams (AVHS Football)

Offer Alert: Athlete Devon Williams

The Irish were the latest program to move on three-star athlete Devon Williams, a 6-foot-4, 199-pound prospect who could help at multiple positions. Here’s where this recruitment stands.

Class of 2018
Position: Receiver, safety, linebacker
Top Offers: Florida State, USC, Nebraska, Oregon

Considering Williams could play three positions (at least) for Notre Dame, the fit is an easy one. The most intriguing spot might be Rover linebacker, where the Irish signed Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah last cycle out of Virginia. But Williams offers better ball skills and improved length to Owusu. Williams could also stay at safety and be a centerfielder type at the back, something the Irish don’t have on the roster beyond early enrollee Isaiah Williams and potentially freshman Jalen Elliott.

"I honestly don't have a preference between offense or defense, I'll play anywhere. I just want to play, whatever gets me on the field fastest is what I want to play. I just love football so wherever my team needs me, I'll do it." – Devon Williams to analyst Greg Biggins

Williams isn’t sure on his commitment timeline, stating that he could wrap things up before his senior season or take the process through official visits.  When he recruitment started, Williams was basically looking at Pac-12 programs only, at least until Florida State got involved. Lancaster is located in Southern California but more than an hour north of downtown Los Angeles.

Brian Polian, Todd Lyght

The Irish want four defensive backs in this class, and taking an “athlete” prospect is on the table too. The Irish already have two defensive back commitments from safety Derrik Allen and cornerback Kalon Gervin.

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