Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Scouting Report: K.J. Williams

Bethlehem (PA) Liberty wide receiver K.J. Williams
Name: K.J. Williams
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Position: Wide receiver, safety
Class: 2014
High school: Bethlehem (PA) Liberty

Notes: Holds offers from Arizona, Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, UCLA, Vanderbilt, and Wisconsin . . . As a junior in 2012, had 59 receptions for 986 yards and 11 touchdowns . . . Rivals 4-star, #22 WR, #193 overall . . . Scout 4-star, #35 WR . . . 247 Sports 4-star, 92 grade, #12 ATH, #163 overall

Strengths: Thick-bodied kid with frame to add significant weight . . . Should easily reach 210 lb. range if he's 190 now . . . Good speed but won't blow people away . . . Able to catch passes outside frame of body . . . Good leaping ability . . . Should turn into a good blocker with his frame

Weaknesses: Not particularly elusive . . . Should run with a little more attitude and physicality . . . A bit of a long strider . . . Mediocre route runner . . . Does not set up routes well . . . Does not use hands well to beat press . . . May be susceptible to press man coverage

Projection: Wide receiver. Williams is a good high school athlete but lacking refinement in some areas.  Basically, he looks like a good-sized, fairly fast player in a somewhat simple offense that runs him on a lot of fly routes, a few fades, and a few slants.  He appears to be a physically mature player, which makes me wonder a little about how much room for development there is; the technical things can certainly improve, but he might be closer to his peak as an athlete than some other players.  I think he can be a serviceable player at the BCS level with potential to be more if he can play with more physicality.

Reminds me of: LaTerryal Savoy

Likelihood of committing to Michigan: Williams visited Michigan a couple weekends ago and, according to reports, was close to committing.

Highlights: Check out Williams' highlights on Hudl.


  1. "Reminds me of: LaTerryal Savoy"

    So ... we can expect him to do something inappropriate off the field as an underclassman, persevere on the field, and get his 15 seconds of fame in the 4th quarter against Notre Dame as a 5th-year senior?

    I kid ... I kid. Good write-up, as usual.

  2. Given the choice, I'm really wanting Marshon Lattimore. But then I consider Glenville High School and think to myself, Willy Henry or not, that ain't happenin'. We're gonna be hating that kid for years.

    I'd really rather be getting a run after the catch kid around here. Maybe Artavis Scott.

  3. On Hudl they have sophomore and junior highlights and he looks considerably better his junior year so maybe he has more upside.

  4. Why is being a long strider a weaknesses? What do you mean by he doesn't set up his routes well?