|Height, Weight||5'10, 178|
|City (School)||Lee's Summit, MO (West)|
|Rating (Rivals)||*** (5.6)|
|Rating (247 Composite)||*** (0.8578)|
|Rating (ESPN)||*** (76)|
|Other Offers of Note||none|
|Previous Posts||Ryan Williams commits to Tigers|
Mizzou liked Ryan Williams enough to hand him one of the first offers of the 2015 recruiting cycle. Last February, he became Mizzou's first high school commit.
Here's what I wrote about Williams when he first committed:
Williams reverses field without actually giving up any ground, and I'm not sure I've seen that much before, at least not at the high school level. One of my pet peeves is when a guy backs up 10 yards, then outruns everybody in the opposite direction. That's damn impressive at the high school level, but it's terrible running IQ, and it's something almost nobody gets away with in college. Williams is slick and shows lovely vision and smarts. I'm a fan. One has to figure that he'd be approaching four-star status if he were already in the 185-190 neighborhood. But I think Mizzou's perfectly fine with him remaining under the radar.
Judge for yourself:
Williams is willingly joining a crowded Mizzou backfield, one that in 2015 could feature backs of all different shapes and sizes. Whether he is able to stand out remains to be seen, but it's not hard to figure out what Mizzou first saw in this kid. He runs with grace, brains, and quick feet.