Among the most recent 2024 offers sent out by Texas football this fall was to the touted four-star Zephyrhills (FL) Carrollwood Day wide receiver, and Florida Gators commit Izaiah Williams. On Oct. 15, Williams announced on social media that he had received an offer from Texas.
Williams is the latest senior evaluation from the Longhorns coaching staff to receive an offer from Texas. He is an intriguing out-of-state wide receiver offer to watch as head coach Steve Sarkisian, wide receivers coach Chris Jackson, and the Longhorns are seeking out one more wide receiver commit in the 2024 class before signing day in mid-December.
Texas football offers 4-Star Florida WR commit Izaiah Williams during senior evaluations
Williams has past connections to the state of Texas, as he lived in San Antonio, TX, for four multiple years during his childhood. He told Inside Texas on Oct. 15 (paid content) that Texas and Florida were his favorite schools growing up.
"“Growing up in Texas, being around it I liked Texas. It’s been Texas and Florida as my favorite schools. Then Texas has three wide receivers that are probably going pro, so there is the chance to come in and compete early.”"
Texas noticed Williams when the staff was at Carrollwood Day High School to see the priority four-star edge rusher target Solomon Williams to see the Patriots beat up on Seffner Christian (FL), 49-0, on Oct. 13. Jackson and the Longhorns told the Carrollwood Day coaching staff that they would be offering Williams.
Williams looking to setup an official visit to Texas this fall
The newest Texas wide receiver offer, Williams, is reportedly looking to get an official visit set for later this fall. Williams has never visited Texas, so that would give the Longhorns a big opportunity to make a move in this recruitment before signing day in a couple of months.
Williams is a twitchy and elusive WR with serious track speed
Williams is a 6-foot and 175-pound wideout with good speed and explosiveness. He has burst onto the scene in 2023 after missing most of his junior season due to a broken collarbone he suffered last fall.
In the spring of 2022, Williams clocked in at 10.94 seconds in the 100-meter dash. He’s also run a laser-timed 4.46-second 40-yard dash in the last couple of years.
Williams is a well-rounded wide receiver prospect with good hands, a deep route tree, good separation ability, and the ability to make defenders miss in the open field and after the catch. He’s got that wirey frame and quickness that would be an intriguing fit with Sark’s offensive system at slot receiver.
If Texas sets an official visit date for Williams to make it to Austin for a gameday at DKR this fall, that would be a sign of things progressing in this recruitment with the Longhorns. We will continue to monitor this recruitment for updates in the coming days and weeks to see how things pick up between the Longhorns and Williams.