Florida Atlantic landed their second commitment from the Tampa Bay area in Pinellas Park (Fla.) two-way standout Kal-El Williams. He stars on both sides of the ball for the Patriots but will be the Owls big back.
"He was recruited by FAU to be a fullback," said Kenny Crawford, Pinellas Park's coach. "They are getting a hammer and a great leader. This kid is super physical and pure old-school. He kills it in the weight room and is an extremely hard worker.
"Kal-El is more of a true fullback who destroys people in blocking. He's a real full-back. He's the kid that plays at Alabama, LSU, and FSU or those big schools."
Williams, 6-foot-0, 241-pounds, is a much needed piece for FAU, as Charlie Partridge rebuilds the Owls roster. He wants to be two-back.
"They want to bully people around," Crawford said. "They want to bring that mentality to Conference USA. They want to be two-back."
Crawford said that the Owls did a great job of recruiting Williams. Everything was over once they got him on campus.
"He went down there on Saturday," Crawford said. "He called me to tell me that he wanted to commit to them. That staff did a great job of recruiting him. They were pros the entire time and they really beat the bushes. I give them a ton of credit.
Once again this season Williams will play both ways.
"He wouldn't want it any other way," Crawford said. "He's a two-way guy 100% of the time.
Last season as a junior, Williams recorded 139 tackles and 10 sacks. He also rushed the ball for 756 yards and 10 scores.