Good news everyone:
Jalani Williams, a top-300 prospect and 4-star recruit out of Parkway North High School in St. Louis, Mo., committed to Barry Odom and the Mizzou Tigers on Friday night. He made his announcement on KSDK Channel Five, the local NBC affiliate in St. Louis, and further confirmed the commitment on Twitter with a nice tribute video to his uncle.
Williams chose Missouri over LSU, Oklahoma, and a host of other elite power five offers including Alabama, Ohio State, and Georgia. The Bayou Bengals who were long considered to be the toughest competition for the hometown Tigers.
I never claim to be the biggest football scout, but this video below looks impressive.
Williams is expected to be able to shore up one of the Tigers biggest weaknesses over the last few years with its inconsistent safety play, as David Morrison recently opined.
Williams is Mizzou’s sixth in-state commitment and FIFTH from the St. Louis area alone. He’s the highest rated St. Louis area recruit to pledge to the Tigers since Terry Beckner Jr committed to Gary Pinkel in 2015. He joins C.J. Boone, Maurice Massey, Jack Buford, and Arvell Ferguson from St. Louis, and Martez Manuel from the state. He’s the Tigers 16th commitment in the class and the highest rated along with Charles Njoku as a 5.8 4-star on Rivals.
Welcome Jalani, and M-I-Z!