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.