The window on five-star 2023 prospects obtainable to school soccer groups closed a bit of tighter on Friday with Hykeem William’s announcement. The elite prospect out of South Florida’s Stranahan Excessive College determined to remain in-state committing to the Florida State Seminoles.
WHAT THE SEMINOLES ARE GETTING
The five-star label says all of it. Williams is a distinction maker past his peer group the place one might make the case that he’s the very best receiver in his class. The very gifted ones make the sport look simple, and that’s what Williams does each time he steps foot on the sphere. FSU is receiving a participant that may win a beginning spot on Day 1 with an opportunity for a breakout season as a real freshman.
WHAT MAKES WILLIAMS DIFFERENT
Williams is presented with dimension and velocity elevating him above different receivers. What makes him completely different is his general athleticism, palms, and pure capacity to make performs. The large wingspan helps make quarterbacks look good increasing past a standard catch radius and his leaping capacity permits him to excessive level passes hovering above defensive backs for dynamic performs. Due to William’s dimension, jamming him is a misplaced trigger for many corners and few can physique him up knocking him off his route. As Williams progresses, opposing defenses must shade his approach opening up extra of the sphere for the Seminoles’ offensive assault.
WHY THIS IS BIG FOR FLORIDA STATE
Misplaced within the shuffle of the noise made in-state by the brand new teaching staffs at Florida and Miami, FSU has quietly gone about their enterprise placing collectively a robust 2023 lineup. The addition of Williams immediately raises the cache of the category sending a sign that head coach Mike Norvell and firm may recruit at an elite degree. The 2022 class was ranked No. 17 nationally with eight four-star signees. Williams leaping on board with the ‘23s may also help rally different in-state and nationwide prospects to Tallahassee organising for a run to the Early Signing Interval.