A little more than a year ago, Ohio defensive end Alex Williams made an early choice of Iowa State as his college destination. He soon backed off that choice, but continued to consider the Cyclones as his junior season and postseason played out. However, on Tuesday, he went with another Big 12 school, making West Virginia his selection.
An active player on the defensive front, Williams (6-6, 250 lbs.) was also recruited by Power Five schools Indiana and Pitt, as well as numerous Group of Five schools such as Miami, Eastern Kentucky, Akron and Western Michigan. He shows good mobility and excellent reach at his position, and should be able to fill out to battle opposing tackles on both running and passing plays.
Williams was projected as an offensive lineman by Iowa State when he committed there, but will be initially slotted as a defensive end at West Virginia.
Williams is the fifth player in West Virginia's football Class of 2018.