Nation’s Top-Ranked Safety Announces Final 3 Schools
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When it comes to high school football, it’s hard to find many players better than five-star safety James Williams. He’s the real deal, the total package, and it’s understandable why some of the biggest college football programs are after him.

Williams has already had an unconventional career. He started at American Heritage, helped Western High School in Opa Locka reach the Florida 8A regional final last year, and will transfer back to American Heritage for his senior season in the Sunshine State. The movement hasn’t hurt his recruiting stock one bit, though.

After garnering almost 30 offers, Williams has officially announced his top three. And as you would expect, it features the biggest NCAA programs in the country.

5-Star Safety James Williams Names Top 3

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Although he’s from South Florida, the Miami Hurricanes did not even make the final list for Williams, who is ranked the No. 5 player in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite.

The finalists are the Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson Tigers, and Georgia Bulldogs, and you better believe all eyes will be on Williams until he commits.

“I’m Just the Same Young King From The Sandbox,” he tweeted. “Top 3… #Blessed.”

Williams turned down other big-time offers from Auburn, Miami, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Syracuse, and Tennessee, among others.

Several football recruiting services, including 247Sports, predict the defensive back will play for UGA in Athens in 2021.

James Williams Highlights


At 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, Williams definitely has the size and skill to make an immediate impact at the next level. He’s fast enough to keep up with speedy wide receivers and big enough to lay down a monster hit in the secondary.

Williams is a fun prospect to watch on the gridiron, and it will be interesting to see where he lands.

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With over 10 years of sports writing experience, Brett has covered some of the top local, regional, and national sporting events in the Heartland for both print and digital platforms. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and resides in Austin, Texas.
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