Would be great if an offer list was added to the useful stuff with links to all of the profiles you've been doing.
2015 Running Back Prospect Ty’Son Williams
Name: Ty’Son Williams
Position: Running Back
Ht/Wt: 5'11" / 200 lbs.
Location: Crestwood – Sumter, SC (2015)
Offers: Georgia, Appalachian State, Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Michigan, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin
Rating: ★★★★ .9036 (247 Composite)
Ranking: #254 NAT / #21 RB (247 Composite)
The Michigan coaches have offered eight running backs in the 2015 class and unless they are named Damien or Mike, most of them are somewhat unknown. Probably the most under-the-radar kid that holds an offer is Ty’Son Williams. Williams hails from South Carolina and while he’s not as known by Michigan followers as some other 2015 offered prospects, he’d like that to change.
Williams says that he’d like to hear from Michigan more often and while his knowledge of the Wolverines isn’t extensive, he’d like to learn more about the school and the program.
Williams has only visited the in-state Gamecocks and Tigers, as well as Georgia and Florida State. Thus far, his trips have been limited to the southern states, but he says Michigan is one northern school that he’d like to check out.
I’m trying to get up there. I’ve heard that the atmosphere is nice. I mean it’s Michigan. That’s the Go Blue nation. I also just want to be open through the process. I don’t want to be limited to seeing only southern schools.
As Williams tries to stay completely open throughout his recruitment I asked him about the aforementioned Georgia Bulldogs, who 247 lists as his leader.
Georgia is not my leader, that’s wrong. They have no clue where my mind is at. Georgia was my team growing up so that’s probably why they think that, but I don’t have a leader right now.
With Georgia being his childhood favorite and in-state powers Clemson and South Carolina recruiting him aggressively, the competition for his services will be stiff. However, he told me that two of Michigan’s familiar foes may actually be after him the hardest of all.
I probably hear from Notre Dame and Wisconsin the most. The recruiters for my area contact me a lot and keep in touch with me on social media too.
When you have two big-time, recently successful programs in your home-state, a traditional power not too far away, an iconic program, and a running back factory all after you like Williams does in Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin, anyone else recruiting you is going to have their work cut out for them. Michigan is one of those, “anyone elses” at this point.
5 – Trending Blue
4 – Solidly in a top 2-3
3 – Contender in a top 3-7
2 – Among large (8-15) group under consideration
1 – Let’s see if he visits before we talk
0 – Passing interest or none
A lot of Michigan fans think that Damien Harris and Mike Weber will eventually commit to Michigan but if either or both don’t, the Wolverines will need to identify another running back target to pursue aggressively. I’m not sure if Williams will be that guy or not, but looking at the other running backs who have been offered, behind maybe Jacques Patrick, he’s as likely as anyone else.
That kind of addition and decision is above my paygrade, haha.
Can you make a monthly update post/chart at the first of every month?
Maybe list every player with an offer by position, where he's from, height, weight, your "The Vibe" for that player and where/if he's committed
Obviously it would take a minute to set up, but it would be pretty easy to update and maintain. I think if that came out once a month in an updated fashion it would help everyone know who's on the radar and who we really have a shot at.
Yes. They'll just medical 7 of them.
If he is really interested in Michigan I will go check him out. The kid he put to the ground in that picture is the school in my town.
I wish we would be the first big school to offer him. I think he would be a great playmaker if we can develop him as a player. Chris Johnson got drafted basically for his 40 time and that is why I think we should extend an offer to him at least offer a gray shirt to him.
What? His 40 time is listed as 4.65... how do you "develop" that?
He just ran a 4.29 laser-timed 40, IIRC. Holloman can run.
for people that like those. TomVH tweeted that his lowest laser time was 4.26 I think.
If this were giong to be a 20 man recruiting class, he'd probably have an offer for just athleticism by now.
I completely missed that he was talking about a different guy. I know nothing about Holloman, or even who he is...
Sorry to dude above.
I'm no expert, but what from the freely available film I don't see him as being anything really special. He's not very fast, not very shifty, not a bulldozer... he does have good balance, and seems to be a patient runner, but that's what I took from watching.
So now we're using apostrophes just to use 'em, eh?
Thats Rocket Ismail territory there! (run by Holloman)
I'd love to see the RB stable get filled up with Harris and Weber, I really think its not Michigan recruiting that's broken, its just that all the (top) prospects are offered by like 20 programs and they are all taking their time...which we're not used to. Typically the class fills up early and we just coast into NSD. The yoyo effect of Campbell and Harris may have triggered this, no offense intended to either player.
So its going to be interesting, as the clock starts winding down its going to be like musical chairs...while I prefer the original no-drama class with maybe 1 or 2 stretch targets waiting until NSD, it could be a wild ride this recruiting season....