Bethlehem (PA) Liberty High wide receiver K.J. Williams kept his recruiting close to the vest throughout the process. Most updates came through his coach or his cousin, A.J. Long. On Sunday, he brought that process to an end by committing to Syracuse.
The 4-star receiver joins Long with the Orange, completing the package deal the two had been discussing for years. Williams also joins his other cousin, Jarrod West, at Syracuse. The two will play together for one season before West graduates.
Long was instrumental in helping get Williams to join him at Syracuse. He stayed in constant contact with his cousin, explaining why joining him was the best option for his future.
Long and Williams could be the quarterback/wide receiver combination of the future for a Syracuse program that is closing in on its inaugural season in the ACC. Those two commitments give Syracuse fans a lot to be hopeful for in the future.
Williams is the ninth commitment in Syracuse's 2014 class, and only the second on the offensive side of the ball. The 6-foot-3 wideout chose Syracuse over Michigan, Connecticut, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, UCLA, Vanderbilt, and Wisconsin. He is rated the 39th receiver, and 248th prospect overall, in Scout's 2014 rankings.