After not taking a running back in their 2015 recruiting class, TCU needed to secure a solid commitment in 2016. Trayveon Williams, or "T-Will" as I'm sure we'll all grow to call him, seems to be very promising. 247Sports Composite has him ranked as a solid four-star prospect and an All-Purpose back. While recruiting services differ and the grades given to recruits do not always translate to success on the field, Williams was also included in the coveted ESPN 300. We haven't gotten a lot of those guys in years past, so that too is something too hang your hat on.
According to 247Sports, Williams is 5'9" and weighs 185 pounds. In his senior year at C. E. King High School in Houston, Williams got the rock 240 times out of the backfield and turned it into 2,391 yards and 25 rushing touchdowns. While he only caught 20 passes, he still managed to finish with 411 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns.
Williams committed to TCU on May 29th and chose the Frogs over offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Texas and Texas A&M. Overall he had 22 offers from Division I programs including pretty much everyone of note within the state of Texas. He did not receive an offer from Baylor.
If I had to compare Trayveon to one of the RBs on TCU's current roster it would be Aaron Green. While Trayveon is a little bit smaller, when you watch him run, the way he slithers through defenses makes me think about Green. In his highlight reel he shows the ability to make quick cuts and utilizes good acceleration to avoid would-be tacklers. He won't be able to get by all college defenders so easily, but he is the kind of guy who can run through tight lanes in traffic and wiggle his way out the other side. He also does a good job of keeping his feet moving on contact and running through tackles.
Even with the departure of Aaron Green after this season, the addition would leave TCU with a potential rotation of Trevorris Johnson, Kyle Hicks, Shaun Nixon and Trayveon Williams. It's tough to turn your nose up at that collection of four-star talent. Now let's take a look at some highlights!