Taj Williams to Indiana: Hoosiers Land 4-Star WR Recruit

Ben ChodosCorrespondent IIMarch 7, 2013

Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com
Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com

Every top college football program looks to sign wide receivers with size, speed and athleticism, and Indiana will be thrilled that Taj Williams has chosen to spend the next four years with the Hoosiers, according to CBS' Bruce Feldman.


247Sports' composite rankings have Williams as a 4-star recruit, the 37th-best receiver in the 2013 class and the 36th-best prospect in Florida this year. He played for Lincoln High School in Tallahassee and helped lead his team to the brink of a Class 7A state title before losing in the championship game.

At 6’3.5”, he has ideal height for a deep threat. 247Sports lists his 40-yard-dash time at 4.40 seconds, and this suggests that he will be blowing by defensive backs at the collegiate level.

The only concern regarding his measurables is his current weight. At 166 pounds, he will need to add bulk in order to become a complete wide receiver.

If he makes it a point to focus on strength training while at Indiana, he has an exciting future ahead of him. 

Williams has displayed exceptional ball skills on both offense and defense throughout his high school career. He attacks the ball when it is in the air and flashes the ability to make spectacular catches.

His talent caught the eye of programs across the country. Florida State hoped to keep him in Tallahassee while Alabama, Louisville, South Carolina and Washington State also gave him an offer. 

Ultimately, he has chosen the Hoosiers, and he has the potential to be a potent offensive weapon for their offense. With all the physical tools to succeed, Williams is a player whose name may be popping up frequently once he works his way onto the field at Indiana.