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 Scout.com 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.