Louisville football’s recruiting success for the class of 2023 is ridiculous. They currently are ranked as the top class in the ACC for 2023 and are ranked 8th nationally. These are waters the Cardinal football program have rarely, if ever, swam in. Now, the Cards have added a 4 Star DB to the flock. Aaron Williams has pledged his commitment to the Cards and he is a truly elite prospect.
1000% Committed❤️🖤 pic.twitter.com/RALD6HLccZ— Aaron Williams (@AaronnnnW) April 14, 2022
Williams is a 6’2 185 lbs CB prospect from Centennial High School in Corona, CA. This recent Cali-to-the-Ville pipeline went from a drip to a torrent fairly quickly. He is, per 247sports, the 175th-best prospect overall in the nation and the 17th-best at his position. The offer sheet is a virtual who’s who of top programs. Among the offers are Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, Michigan, Oregon, and USC among others.
Williams is a big corner at 6’2. It makes me believe Louisville could switch him to safety, but I think he may stick at corner with the way the game is going to DBs with more size.
His speed and burst are tremendous. It allows him to get great breaks on short passes and make tackles for little gain or for negative yards. It also allows him to recover nicely if he does get beaten initially.
The size and athleticism may be the greatest gifts for Williams. At 6’2 and with his leaping ability, Williams is able to go up with any receiver he may be tasked with covering and knock the football harmlessly to the ground. What I think is truly exciting is that I think he will develop more and be able to go up, high point the football, and get interceptions rather than just pass deflections.
Williams plays a physical brand of corner that I think today’s game is trending toward. He can get up and press receivers, knocking the timing of routes off. He can get through blocks on screens and he’s a player that will not just help out, but truly be a force in stopping the running game. He’s a do-it-all type corner.
Aaron Williams is truly an elite prospect at a position that UofL is trying to build up more talent at. While he could easily make the transition to safety, for now, I think UofL will keep him at corner. His blend size, speed, athleticism, and physicality are something UofL football desperately needs more of. I imagine Coach Wes McGriff and Coach Bryan Brown must be doing cartwheels because the defensive backfield just got a truly elite prospect.