Large receiver Hykeem Williams is one of the top players in his position in the 2023 recruiting class as the four-star 247Sports Composite recruit in Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Stranahan. Williams is also the number 38 player in the overall standings and the number 5 in the overall standings. During a recent edition of Wiltfong Whiparound247Sports Recruiting Director Steve Wiltfong explained the latest news on the Williams recruiting situation, saying both Georgia and Texas A&M are making a push.
“Let’s talk about Hykeem Williamsis receiver no. 5 of the top 247, just visited Georgia, went to A&M earlier this month and that’s going to be a sharp hit between these two. ” Wiltfong said. “I think it will be just a prize fight, a party for him that will last until December.
“I think the momentum will go back and forth in this one. The crystal ball is on A&M, but nobody should be serving Georgia. Georgia also did a great job in that recruitment, I could see it in both SEC schools, but Hykeem Williamsthat will be one of the funnest hires to watch over the next four, five months, that will be one of the names we’re talking about the most during the early engagement period, that will be a regular mention I’m sure about Wiltfong Whiparound for months to to come.
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247Sports Southeast Recruiting Analyst Andrew Ivins projects Williams as a 4-7 pick in the NFL draft and gave him a pro confrontation with former outstanding N’Keal Harry of Arizona State.
“A naturally gifted athlete who moves differently from others of his size. He believed he was hovering around 6 foot-3, 200 pounds headed into the spring of the year as a junior, but sometimes plays almost as if he is 6 foot-5, 225 pounds. He can go up and win a ball in the air, but at the same time he’s also a bit of a YAC machine as his longer stride and strong center balance make it difficult for defenders to get him down on open court. More than comfortable working out of the slot, but he can also create some separation on the outside with a variety of different versions. High-end speed is a bit of a question mark with limited test data available, but he proved on Friday night that he can get away from the South Florida defenders.
“Still evolving as a course runner which makes sense given a pretty unique athletic background as he actually swam as a freshman while playing JV football. More importantly, he’s been a multi-year starter and one who could score for a highly talented Stranahan basketball program. Figures that will eventually emerge as a Power 5-level impact player given the rare movement patterns and competitive drive (he was used throughout his training career as a passing runner when needed). He’ll probably need some time to adjust to the day-to-day demands of the college game, but he should be seen as a potential target to be achieved in a modern pro-style widespread attack. On the rise of the NFL. “