Georgia Tech kept the recruiting ball rolling today, getting a verbal commitment from 3-star CB Dameon Williams from Norcross HS. Williams is the 5th commit in this class, and is the 2nd from Gwinnett County, which has been an astonishingly strong talent pipeline for the Jackets. If Williams signs with Georgia Tech next February, he will be the 4th Tech recruit from Norcross HS in the past 4 classes(Yes, that does include Myles Autry).
After signing 5 players from Gwinnett last year, Tech has kicked off this class with 2 of 5 commits hailing from Ted Roof’s home county. Expect a few more.
Williams garnered heavy interest from Power-5 programs with offers from Duke, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi State, UNC, Purdue, and Wake Forest.
Officially committed!!! #blessingsonblessings #TogetherWeSwarm pic.twitter.com/ul41wC5dYs— Dameon Williams (@Dameon_08) June 11, 2016
There’s a lot to like with this film. For a HS corner, Williams shows very good technique both in coverage and in run support. In coverage, he excels in zone concepts, breaking on passes and attacking the catch point to cause incompletions. He also keeps his eyes in the backfield, allowing him to break on passes for interceptions, and regularly sniffing out screens, scrambles, and draw plays. Once he sees the play developing, there’s no hesitation, he breaks for it like he’s shot out of a cannon. For someone who hasn’t even played his senior year of HS football, that’s seriously impressive.
Athletically, Williams displays good short area quickness with quick feet and fluid hips that allow him to stick with receivers. I was also impressed with his closing speed in run support. Unfortunately, there isn’t much film of him covering the deep ball, which is something I would have liked to see more of to verify his deep speed in coverage.
The biggest limitation for Williams is going to be size. At 5-10, 170, he’s going to need to add some weight for Power-5 football. His height may also affect his ability to cover the bigger receivers of the ACC. For his size, however, he is an excellent tackler.
With his quickness and ability to tackle proficiently in space, Williams may play the Nickel spot at Georgia Tech instead of outside corner. His film, however, shows that he can play all 3 corner spots if called upon during his college career.
I really like this film. I liked it when I watched it before he committed, and it’s one of the best I’ve watched so far for this cycle. It isn’t flashy, but Williams just does so many things well. I suggest you watch it if you haven’t already. The 3* rating from Rivals is likely due to concerns about upside due to size and a lack of interest from recruiting powerhouses, but this is a great commit, and is one that should make you excited.
Let’s welcome Dameon to the flats!