Everybody gets a little nervous at this time of year when it comes to recruiting classes. You have big prospects taking visits to your school which is exciting, but at the same time recruiters from other schools are trying desperately to steal the kids already committed to your class before February and signing day roll around. Getting a commitment like Camron Williams at this time should make TCU fans feel good about the whole recruiting situation right now. It shows that our class is heading in the right direction, that is, continuing to trend upwards.
Williams is 6'3", 210 lbs according to 247 Sports, and although he is listed as a wide receiver he has the ability to play other positions on either side of the ball, as well. He held offers from OU, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, USC and Wisconsin among several other power five programs. The Dallas Skyline prospect didn't play his senior year, but he showed some great ability his junior year at Dallas First Baptist Academy. With imposing size, he just bullies his way past defenders, especially defensive backs. Check out some of his highlights from that junior year in the hudl video down at the bottom of this article.
As far as recent TCU players he probably reminds me most of Ja'Juan Story, who we'll really miss around FOW. He is a big guy who can make physical catches and use his body to block defenders from the ball. He also shows a great ability to create yards after the catch and get those hard fought yards when he needs to. His size also opens the possibility for Patterson and co. to find ways to use him other than as a receiver. If he packed on a few more pounds he could be turned into a great option at tight end, or possibly even at defensive end which he played some in high school. Either way, he is an athlete. If he is willing to let the TCU coaches find the role in which he can be most productive, he will be a valuable addition to our 2016 class for years to come.
In regards to this year's class, Cameron Williams is the 21st commitment. With this addition, the 2016 class is ranked at No.19 overall by 247 Sports and No. 17 overall by Yahoo Rivals. If we end up in the top 20 after signing day, this would easily be the highest ranked class that TCU has ever had. A year ago around signing day Gary Patterson said that TCU hadn't even scratched the surface of what we can be. With the depth that we showed during the 2015 season and the quality of the recruits we're getting nowadays, I think that we will all soon start to see and realize what he was talking about.
Welcome to the #FrogFam Camron. We are excited to have you!