Florida Football Recruiting: Tyler Williams is a sneaky playmaker

The wide receiver from the Tampa Bay area is on the radar for the Gators
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Florida Football has a number of wide receivers in the mix they are pursuing for the class of 2025, including Joshua Moore, Vernell Brown, and Cortez Mills.

But there are some under the radar guys they have been looking at and one of them is from a school Florida has started to spend a lot of time at.

Florida Football: If There Is A Williams, There Is A Way

Tyler Williams is a wide receiver listed at 6'2" and 182 pounds. He is currently listed as a four-star by On3, a mid-level three-star from 247 and Rivals, and is unranked by ESPN.

Hailing from Sumner High, home of class of 2024 commit Gregory Smith and 2025 offensive lineman Ziyare Addison, Williams had a productive 2023 campaign for the Stingrays. His 26 receptions won't blow anyone away, but he had 14 touchdowns off those 26 catches in addition to another five touchdowns via special teams.

Based on his volume of production, it's probably fair to grade him somewhere in the tweener three or four star range. His film though does showcase a player with a variety of ways to get into the endzone.

Williams is able to catch in traffic, turn guys around with his routes, or even run right by guys. He's another case of a player who doesn't necessarily have elite track speed (11.53 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 2024 season best of 5'9.75" in the high jump), but opposing secondaries always seem to have a hard time keeping up with him.

He has official visits lined up with Georgia, Miami, UCF, and Syracuse. He doesn't have one lined up with Florida, though he keeps telling recruiting insiders that Florida is in the picture. He'll be one to keep tabs on but not get too excited yet until further momentum develops.