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Syracuse has landed a commitment from 3-star athlete Trill Williams

Syracuse has landed one of the top players in New York State in the 2018 class. Details inside.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse landed a big commitment on Monday. Three-star White Plains (N.Y.) Stepinac athlete Trill Williams committed to the Orange, he announced on social media and sources confirmed to Scout. 

Williams is listed at 6-foot-1.5, 185-pounds. He is an athlete who can play multiple positions, but may project to cornerback for Syracuse. 

Back in November, Williams committed to Rutgers. But after a visit to Syracuse in January, he re-opened his recruitment. A little over two months later, the talented in-state athlete decided to pick the Orange. 

Williams is the second commitment in Syracuse's 2018 class, joining three-star tight end Gabe Horan. He chose Syracuse over offers from Boston College, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Temple and others. 

Scout National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn describes Williams as follows. 

"Williams has burst, and a very good change of direction. He has stop-start ability, and a fluidity to the way he moves. He can play running back or line up in the slot on offense, and he shows his ability to make people miss in space. He has natural athleticism. His ceiling looks to be highest as a cornerback, but he could play on offense as well. His length will help in pass coverage and the ability to close on a ball in the air.

"He can jam at the line of scrimmage, but he will need to continue to increase his strength. His stop-start ability shows his acceleration, and getting out of breaks while staying on the hip of the receiver is key. Williams offers position flexibility, which is huge in the recruiting game. He can play cornerback, possibly safety, running back or receiver."

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