Today is JuCo signing day, and it's a big one for TCU, as they made it official with the nation's #1 CC wide receiver, Taj Williams. Williams, a 6'3" four star prospect, will enroll next month and be eligible to play in 2016 for the Frogs, and is a candidate to fill the void left by graduating starters Josh Doctson and Kolby Listenbee.
JUCO WR Taj Williams has signed his NLI with #TCU. He will be enrolling in January— Matt Jennings (@MattAJennings) December 16, 2015
Called by some "a faster, more athletic, Doctson", Williams possesses 4.44 speed and exceptional hands. Pursued by just about every major conference school and sporting 23 offers, Williams picked the Frogs over Texas, OU, and his hometown Florida State Seminoles, when he committed in May. After failing to qualify academically out of Lincoln High School in Tallahassee as a high schooler, Williams committed to not only get better on the football field, but in the classroom.
"I learned about work ethic, and I learned to be patient with things. I picked up a lot of things at junior college. It's been a humbling experience going from high school to junior college." - Taj Williams
A perfect fit for the Frogs' Air Raid offense, Taj should make an immediate impact on offense at TCU, and ease the transition for whoever earns the starting QB job in 2016. His combination of size and speed is lethal, and will also help open up the middle of the field for TCU's dynamic slot receivers - guys like Ty Slanina, KaVontae Turpin, Deante' Gray, and more will benefit from the attention Williams draws on the outside.
Williams finished his community college career with 128 receptions for 1593 yards and 20 touchdowns, good enough to land him as an honorable mention NJCAA All American as a sophomore and a second-teamer as a freshman. Check out his 2015 highlights below, and give him a heartfelt #FrogFam welcome!