Wide receiver Jameson Williams sent in his Letter of Intent to Ohio State on Wednesday, officially making him a member of the Buckeyes’ 2019 recruiting class.
Here’s a look at what he could mean for the future of the program.
Weight: 169 lbs
Position: Wide receiver
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
247 Composite Rating: 4-star, No. 140 player overall
Position Rank: No. 24 wide receiver
When He Committed: September 2018, choosing the Buckeyes over programs like Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Florida State, Florida, Texas, and Alabama.
Projection: Williams goes by the nickname “Juiceman” and watching his highlights, it’s clear that he brings a lot of juice to his team’s offense.
He caught 68 passes for 1,626 yards and 22 touchdowns this season. That works out to an average of 23.9 yards per reception.
That average is both remarkable, and down from the 29.5 yards per catch he put up as a junior.
While those numbers certainly suggest a guy simply running past overmatched corners and catching easy bombs for touchdowns, his highlight reel tells another story.
Williams has a unique blend of speed and elusiveness that makes him very tough to bring down in the open field.
He’s also a dangerous weapon on special teams, returning kicks and punts.
Williams likely profiles as an “H” receiver, the position currently manned by Parris Campbell and K.J. Hill.
Campbell will be in the NFL next season, and Hill may join him. That would leave Demario McCall, C.J. Saunders, and Jaelen Gill on the depth chart along with Williams.
At just 169 lbs, he will likely need a year in the weight room to bulk up, much like Saunders did.
However, once he establishes himself as a reliable blocker, he could become a dangerous weapon for the Buckeyes.
Look for him to make a run at the starting job and become a fan favorite starting in 2020.
Jameson Williams’ Highlight Reel