Commitment Impact: Mike Williams

The third member of the 2014 recruiting class, Bishop Laughlin (N.Y.) guard Mike Williams committed to Rutgers Monday afternoon. ScarletReport.com takes a look at how he fits into Eddie Jordan's class.

Committed Over -- Mike Williams committed to Rutgers over other finalists St. John's, Creighton and Virginia.

Rated -- Williams is unranked in the FOXSportsNEXT.com 2014 rankings.

Scouting Report -- "He's a shot maker off the catch. Most think he's one of the better shooters on the east coast. He has a strong frame, is active and can make plays at the rim," – FOXSportsNEXT.com expert Evan Daniels.

Williams is an above average shooter that fits well into what Jordan plans to do with the Rutgers roster. Jordan does not defines his guards as ones or twos and Williams fits the mold with a combination of skills at the position. He shoots well and is a solid ball handler.

Like most Jordan recruits, Williams plays tough, hustles and embraces the defensive aspect. Look for him to be one of the better perimeter defenders of the younger players in the program.

Recruiting Impact -- Instead of shooting for solely five stars and striking out, Jordan and his staff quickly identified Rutgers-level players and locked them up. Williams is the second guard to commit to the class, which is huge for the future of the position. Myles Mack, Jerome Seagears and D'Von Campbell need replacements. Williams and Bishop Daniels will now be looked at for the future of the position.

Rutgers will likely add one more player to the 2014 class, with plenty of time to hone in on the right target. Finding a post defender remains a goal with Junior Etou and Greg Lewis as the primary options behind upper classmen Wally Judge and Kadeem Jack. Four-star wing Terry Larrier remains on the board and seriously interested after an unofficial June visit.

Quotable -- "They made me feel welcome. Not only did they take me as a part of their family, but they took my family as their family. We're all very comfortable with the decision. It's a perfect fit for me. They treated me as one of their own. They made me feel really comfortable. I love the school. My family loves the school. So why wait? Why not?"

Final Thought -- The focus in the 2014 class is finding perimeter replacements for the older guards in the program. Adding Williams gives Jordan a guard to mold behind Seagears and Mack and someone that can immediately compete in the Big Ten.

Jordan, with assistants Van Macon and David Cox helping with local ties, has done a great job rebuilding from ground zero. Rutgers is beating the teams it needs to beat in recruiting. Jordan's family approach to recruiting combined with his NBA head coaching experience paid off in the Williams commitment.


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