Florida football recruiting has already done a fantastic job of expanding its presence in Texas and starting to land some elite players from that state in the class of 2024.
Now, they’re looking to keep that momentum rolling with some more Texas talent in the 2025 cycle.
Yesterday the Gators extended an offer to Taz Williams Jr., a speedy wide receiver from Red Oak, Texas in the class of ’25. Williams also holds offers from Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, and others.
247 Sports Composite Rankings have Taz ranked as the 211th-best player in the country, the 29th-best wideout in his class, and the 34th-best player out of Texas.
At 6’0”-175 he has the size advantage over most corners he plays against, and his film features a couple of plays where he’s able to use that size to his advantage, primarily in the red zone.
He’s a great endzone threat and can go up and over a defender to grab a well-placed ball.
Williams also has great speed on the field. He runs track as well as playing football and has a personal record of 23.01 in the 200m which he recorded on March 4th of this year.
Because of his length, it doesn’t look like he’s moving quickly on the field, but nobody can catch him in space. He has elite acceleration in his routes and when he hits gaps and is a solid route runner who’s able to gain separation on a DB.
One critique I had of him while checking his tape was that he could sink into his cuts a little better on his routes. He’s able to rely on his speed to get separation at the high school level, but when he gets to college he’ll have to be more convincing with his cuts and change of direction to be as effective.
Billy Napier is going to have to fight off some big-time schools if he wants Taz on his squad. Let’s see if he can pull it off.
Keep up with Florida football recruiting at Hail Florida Hail.