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Scouting Report: FSU signee Darion Williamson

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Big bodies at wide receiver are always a plus.

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Mike Norvell and company dipped into some Tennessee ties to find a sleeper prospect. Darion Williamson was a Tennessee commit that the Florida State Seminoles football staff were able to flip before signing day.

“Switching my commitment was made easier due to the fact that the only coach I had communication with at The University of Tennessee (David Johnson) had been hired at Florida State,” he said in an interview with Tomahawk Nation this week. “Coach Norvell recruited me while he was at [Memphis] and him also being hired at Florida State made the decision easy.”

Florida State had a need for a big, athletic wide receiver and found that with Williamson.

Let’s take a look at his game.

Scouting Report

Sneaky playmaker

Williamson is listed at 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds but he shows some small guy wiggle. Watch him utilize blockers and set up moves as he weaves through traffic. A burst at the end of the play and running through a failing attempt finds Williamson in the endzone. You see a handful of these types of plays on Williamson’s HUDL highlights. The ’Noles have been lacking receivers who can make plays after the catch and maybe Williamson is what the doctor ordered.

Wide catch radius

A trait that you have to love about a WR is a wide catch radius. Look at the reach and snag by Williamson on the play that follows. He reaches a couple feet behind him and brings it in. This helps out a less accurate QB and provides a nice, big target. You also like to see Williamson be able to quickly turn up field and take it to the house. This is just some more of that sneaky athleticism discussed above. The catch itself shows off great body control as he makes the play full speed, in mid-air, and reaching behind him.

Williamson is a nice prospect who might sneak up on Seminole fans who only look at star ratings — there should be a lot of excitement surrounding his time in Tallahassee.

Head to Tomahawk Nation’s Florida State football recruiting thread to talk Florida State’s 2020 signing class, its outlook for 2021 and more.