SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse has added a big piece to their 2017 class. Iowa Western safety Mykelti Williams, a Notre Dame bounce back, committed to and signed with the Orange on National Signing Day. He took an official visit over the weekend, according to sources.
Williams left the Irish after spending a redshirt freshman 2015 season there. He left the program during spring football after his rookie year with Notre Dame for undisclosed reasons. Williams wound up at Iowa Western.
There, he finished the 2016 campaign with 93 tackles and three interceptions in 12 games.
Out of high school, Williams was one of the top defensive backs in the Midwest out of Warren Central High in Indianapolis (Ind.). In addition to Notre Dame, he held offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Purdue, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.
He was rated the No. 42 safety in the 2015 class.
He is listed at 6-foot-1, 205 lbs. After redshirting his only year at Notre Dame and playing one year of junior college football, Williams has three years of eligibility remaining.