Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Stranahan vast receiver Hykeem Williams has exploded onto the scene in 2021. His first provide January 1 from Miami. He’s now over two dozen after including provides from the likes of Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, South Carolina and West Virginia.
“It has been fairly loopy with all of the provides coming in,” stated Williams. “My strategy proper now’s simply to construct relationships, get to know completely different coaches, and see what I can study every program.”
He has plenty of applications to study.
The 6-foot-4, 200 pounder has shortly emerged as one of many high sophomores within the Sunshine State. He did not develop up with a favourite college, so he’s all of his choices the identical early on.
“I did not have that dream college. I did not have that faculty group I grew up following like that. No college actually stands out to me proper now. All has occurred fairly quick, and I’m simply speaking to all the colleges I can, and seeing what I like about every one.
“Some faculties I speak to as soon as per week, some I’m speaking to by means of my coach virtually each day, and I’m simply attending to know the coaches. It’s so early for me.”
Some faculties are making robust efforts to attach with the 2023 expertise early.
“Florida State, Miami, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama are a number of the faculties I speak to essentially the most proper now,” stated Williams. “All these are nice faculties.
“Florida State and Miami are in-state faculties with custom. Alabama wins on a regular basis. Georgia is correct there behind Alabama with plenty of nice gamers. Oklahoma has an amazing offense yearly. All these faculties stand out to me.”
Williams talked about particularly Rob Likens of Miami, Ron Dugans of Florida State and Dennis Simmons of Oklahomas as coaches has has actually related with shortly, however he compliments all of the coaches typically that he speaks with.
The subsequent step for Williams will probably be to take visits. He cannot wait to get out and see faculties in particular person.
“There are such a lot of faculties that I wish to go to this summer time or subsequent season. Miami, Florida State, Georgia, Oklahoma, LSU, Alabama, UCF, Oregon, USC and a few others.
“All that is new to me, so I wish to get out and see completely different locations. I wish to meet the coaches in particular person, see the campus, and see what it appears like at completely different faculties.
“All I do know now’s what the coaches say over the telephone and what I’ve seen on TV, so I can’t anticipate the visits.”
All faculties have an opportunity at this stage for the All-American wideout. He cannot wait to proceed with this journey.
“I’ve been in Florida my entire life, so I’m actually open to getting out, and seeing someplace completely different,” stated Williams. “I might keep in state, however I might exit of state too. I wish to see the place I really feel most welcome, and what scheme suits me greatest.
“Visits will assist with that loads. I’m simply going to take my time, and luxuriate in all of this.”