Dez Williams, a consensus three star WR recruit, has signed his letter of intent to play with Wake Forest. Coming out of St. Mary’s Ryken in Maryland, Williams helped bring his team to a 9-3 record and a conference title his junior year, some highlights from which you can see below:
Williams has chosen Wake Forest over offers from a glut of other schools, including Buffalo, East Carolina, Kent State, Liberty, Maryland, Memphis, Old Dominion, Temple, William and Mary, and Yale. Williams will join an already pretty stacked Wake Forest receiving corps with Donavon Greene, A,T. Perry, Taylor Morin, Jaquarii Roberson, and Nolan Groulx among others, but the Demon Deacons are going to need the reinforcements with their attempts to soften the blow of the departure of Sage Surratt by committee. Williams has good size, a good nose for the ball, and seemingly quite the tendency to be able to make things happen after the catch, all of which are welcome qualities for an air attack that has often felt like an all-or-nothing prospect this season. Williams could also potentially be a factor in the return game as well. This may seem like an odd observation, but another thing that jumped out at me watching Dez’s highlights is his ability to change not only his speed, but the length of his strides depending on situations. Near the LOS, he seems very skilled at cuts and shorter stutter steps designed to fake out defenders, but he also gets very long strides in the open field. I have little doubts Dez will be able to comfortably find his way into the rotation in due time.
Welcome to the family, Dez!