Taj Williams, at 6'3" and 180 pounds, is another huge pickup for TCU in what is shaping up to be their best ever recruiting class. Taj spent the 2014 season at Iowa Western CC where he managed 945 yards and 11 scores on 77 catches. Williams held 20 offers including Alabama, Florida State and Oklahoma. The fact that he committed to the Frogs over some of the nation's finest programs says a lot about how far TCU's recruiting has improved since joining the Big XII.
Williams wasted no time in declaring his intention to join the Frogs as he chose to do so immediately following his official visit on May 30th. TCU seems to have made quite an impression on Williams. He had several other visits that he had scheduled to make after TCU, but once he saw what the the Horned Frogs had to offer he cancelled his plans and opted to join the Frog Family.
Taj played his high school ball at Lincoln High in Tallahassee Florida. So, the fact that he accepted an offer from the Horned Frogs over hometown Florida State is a pretty big deal. While TCU has enjoyed significant recruiting dividends as a result of Big XII membership, most of the big recruits that we have landed have come from DFW, or at least from the state of Texas. To go into Florida State's backyard and steal one of the nation's best receivers out from under them is one of TCU's biggest recruiting victories to date.
William's size and speed led Jeremiah Glenn of 247Sports to call him a "faster, more athletic Josh Doctson". I'll be dreaming of Taj making one-handed catches over defenders for months after hearing that one. Standing at 6'3" Williams benefits from a natural height advantage that allows him to go up over defenders and high-point balls to do just that. His speed and agility also give him the ability to take a screen pass, or one over the middle and turn it into a big play. If you want to see him do all these things and more check out the highlights below: