Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators have landed one of the top defensive backs in the country. Four-star cornerback Joel Williams has verbally committed to the University of Florida. Williams decided to make his commitment to Florida while he was on an unofficial visit at Florida. With his commitment, the Florida Gators now have the fifth ranked recruiting class in the country. Joel Williams is the twelfth recruit to commit the Florida Gators 2020 recruiting class. He is the sixth defensive commit in the Florida Gators class with Gervon Dexter, Rashad Torrence II, Johnnie Brown, Avery Helm and Morven Joseph. He is also the second cornerback commit in the class with Avery Helm.
Who is Joel Williams?
Joel Williams is a four-star cornerback out of Madison Prep Academy in New Orleans, Louisiana. During his recruitment, Joel Williams has received 47 offers from some of the top programs in the country. He has offers from schools like Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas. Williams is also one of the most highly ranked recruits in the 2020 recruiting cycle. On Rivals, Williams is the 113th ranked recruit and tenth ranked cornerback in the country. On ESPN, Williams is the 277th ranked recruit and the 24th ranked cornerback in the country.
Joel Williams is a 6’1” 180 pound defensive back. He has a good frame, which is what Florida’s cornerback coach, Torrian Gray, likes to see in cornerbacks. Williams is a great athlete, as he also plays wide receiver and is a returner in his high school. Williams is a big, physical corner with good coverage skills and hands. With Chris Steele no longer at Florida, this was a big get for the Florida Gators as they’ll be needing some cornerbacks for the 2020 season. This was a very nice pickup for the Florida Gators defense.