Yes, we have heard this refrain before — talented TCU quarterback signee suffers devastating injury ending his final high school season.
But Oklahoma quarterback Eli Williams hopes that his Horned Frog story ends differently than Justin Rogers’ (who is looking to announce his next destination before Christmas) and that he ends up being a crucial contributor to TCU Football before his time in Fort Worth is done.
Hit lit up Oklahoma, now he's ready to take on The Carter. @ewill_3 is officially a Horned Frog. Welcome home... #TCU20for20 #NSD20 pic.twitter.com/zbDvJg4Jc6— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) December 18, 2019
Williams, a three star gunslinger out of Sapulpa, OK, is a top prospect out of the Sooner state and a top 25 dual threat QB in the country. The 6’3” passer had just six offers — Texas Tech and Kansas State among them — but has exceptional speed at the position (4.87 40), a 4.41 shuttle, and a 30” vertical leap. He’s thrown for well over 2,500 yards in career and has another 2,000 on the ground, even without getting a full senior season. He tore his anterior cruciate ligament, meniscus and partially tore his medial collateral ligament in a game in October this year.
The only quarterback in TCU’s 2020 class (TCU pursued Chandler Morris but he is expected to sign with Oklahoma), Williams will likely redshirt next year as he continues to rehab. You can get to know Eli a little better in the video below.