The University of Florida lands their first JUCO recruit since the 2016 class when Florida landed Dre Massey, Mark Thompson and Eddy Pinero. JUCO safety Deontai Williams announced on Twitter that he has decided to join the Florida Gators 2018 recruiting class. This isn’t the first time he has committed to the Florida Gators. Williams was once committed to the Florida Gators in 2015 when Will Muschamp was still the head coach. He then flipped to the Georgia Bulldogs and then flipped again to the Ohio Bobcats but couldn’t qualify. Deontai Williams is the third safety to commit to the Florida Gators with Amari Burney and C.J. Smith.
Who is Deontai Williams?
Deontai Williams is a JUCO prospect out of Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi. The JUCO safety picked the Florida Gators over the Alabama Crimson Tide, LSU Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs. Before he was at Jones County Junior College, Deontai Williams was a four-star recruit out of Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida. Out of high school, Deontai had 18 offers from schools like Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame and UCLA. On ESPN, Deontai Williams was a four-star recruit and was ranked in the ESPN 300. Williams was the 231st recruit in the country and had an 81 scouting grade. On 247 Sports, Deontai Williams was a three-star recruit. Williams was the 33rd best safety in the country and the 73rd best recruit in the state of Florida.
Deontai Williams is 6’0 and weighs 175 pounds. He can play both cornerback and safety. In high school, Deontai was considered to be a cornerback but is now considered to be a safety. One of the reason why he was moved from corner to safety was because of his hitting power. Deontai really packs a punch when he hits a receiver in space. He is also a really good playmaker. Williams plays really well when he is around the ball and can really make some incredible plays. Good looking prospect who has received interest from some of the top schools in the country. Welcome to Gator Nation Deontai. Chomp Chomp!