C.J. Williams is a 6’2 193 pound wide receiver from Santa Ana, CA.
The Class of 2022 prospect attends Mater Dei High School and has a 95 rating (4*) from 247 Sports. They rank him 31st in his class (4th best WR and 5th best player in California).
Williams already holds offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona State, Auburn, Baylor, Georgia, LSU, Miami (FL), Michigan, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, USC, Utah, Washington, and West Virginia, among many others.
He received his Florida State offer in early April:
All glory to the man above! After a great conversation with @KennyDillingham I am blessed to be able to say I have received an offer from THE Florida State University! @TheMatt_V @GregBiggins @adamgorney @BrandonHuffman @MDFootball @premiumsportsla @chrisflores0321 #fearthespear pic.twitter.com/Pgw5q6Uv4O— CJ Williams (@CJWilliams_03) April 8, 2020
Williams reminded us that this was the second time offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham has offered him, as he also extended a scholarship to the talented wide receiver last year while coaching at Auburn.
He had a “great conversation” with Dillingham, who he described as a “player’s coach, who finds a way to connect with players on more than just football.” He said the offer meant a lot as it came from a school located more than 2,000 miles from his home in California.
Williams said FSU’s OC provided some good information on the call and sold him on production at the wide receiver position in Tallahassee.
When describing his game, Williams said it all starts with preparation: “prior to the game, I know I’m working way harder than the guy across from me. I [also] prepare myself mentally, whether it’s watching film on a specific defender, or knowing the entire playbook front-to-back without a second thought. I feel like [these] things separate me from the pack. I emphasize the little things. I would compare my game to Michael Thomas or DeAndre Hopkins.”
He said the biggest things he’s looking for in a school are “high-level football and a valuable education.” But he wasn’t finished: “in addition to this, I want to find a school that gives me a family feel [and] shows me they have my best interest in mind—they [want to] see me develop not only as a football player, but also a young man.”
Williams mentioned he met Mike Norvell at Mater Dei, but he plans to see the head coach again when he visits Florida State once the Dead Period is done.