Scout's Take: Illinois S commit

Scout's Take: Illinois S commit

Illinois just landed a commitment from one of the top safety prospects in north Florida so lets take a closer look at what they're getting.

Carl Williams just committed to Illinois.

What to Like:
Williams has shown the ability to play both free and strong safety at the prep level and he's also shown the ability to play corner at various events. He had a very productive junior season at Wolfson last season, where he was often the best player on the field. At 6-feet and 180, he has the frame to make an impact early on and the athleticism is impressive.

What may concern you:
While he's a good athlete with some size, he lacks ideal speed. He's not going to play corner and is probably more suited to play strong safety in college because he's so active near the line of scrimmage. Wolfson is one of the least talented teams in Jacksonville. He's now at First Coast, a team loaded with Div 1 prospects, so it remains to be seen how effective he can be in that type of environment.

Bottom Line:
Illinois was one of the first schools to begin recruiting him. They've done a great job recruiting Jacksonville in recent years and Williams is a solid three-star caliber prospect who had some other BCS offers. He will bring some athleticism and big play potential to the Illini secondary.

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