The Seminoles gained some athletic depth in their secondary on National Signing Day, as three-star defensive back Sidney Williams committed to and signed with Florida State over some other impressive offers.
Williams (6’2, 200), from Mobile, Alabama, played his prep. ball at nearby Vigor High School in Prichard, AL. He’s ranked as the country’s No. 27 athlete and should play corner for the Seminoles. He’s also deemed Alabama’s 23rd best player overall and the nation’s No. 556 prospect across all positions.
The first to offer Williams, in late 2018? Defending champion LSU. He then earned offers from Tennessee, Kansas, Auburn, and Ole Miss, followed by Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, and Texas A&M, along with others. The ’Noles got Williams on campus during the final weekend before this NSD and lead recruiter Marcus Woodson was able to win him over.
What jumps out about Williams game? His physicality! He has no fear when it comes to running through a blocker or making a big tackle, which is what all coaches want in the secondary. This is not a player who will rack up many missed tackles. Physicality is also key for press corner backs, which we should see at FSU.
Williams displays evidence of ball skills in his offensive highlights. There are deep ball and jump ball plays that show him tracking the ball. Being a productive wide receiver also hints to an ability to naturally catch the football. Turnovers are the name of the game on defense, so this is a big plus.
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Here are Williams’ most recent highlights: