16 for 2016: Joejuan Williams

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    Image via Williams on Twitter (@JoejuanW)

    Image via Williams on Twitter (@JoejuanW)

    Before spring practice starts, RockyTopInsider.com will take a look at 16 uncommitted prospects to watch in the 2016 recruiting cycle. Click here for the full 2016 commitment list.

    Defensive Back – 2016 Class
    6-2, 200 pounds
    Nashville, TN (Father Ryan)

    Other top offers
    Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Ole Miss, Georgia, Florida

    Williams is one of the top prospects in the state and one of the top targets for the Vols in the 2016 class. Butch Jones has a high percentage of success recruiting in the Midstate area and Williams, though high on Tennessee, will be another test for Jones since he has offers from virtually every top program in the nation.

    Williams has been on UT’s campus multiple times, is friends with 2016 commitment Dorian Banks and other UT players/commits and UT is in great shape for him, but this one will be a battle that could drag on.


    247Sports: ★★★★
    ESPN.com: ★★★★
    Scout.com: ★★★★

    RTI average: 4-stars

     How He Fits

    Some recruiting services list Williams as a safety, but he plays primarily cornerback in his junior film. He’s versatile for sure, and is also a threat on offense for Father Ryan in one of the best divisions of Tennessee high school football, but his future very well might be at corner at the next level. Tennessee coaches have spoken about the desire for bigger, more physical corners that can match up with the 6-foot-3+ receivers that are becoming more and more common in the SEC. Regardless, Williams will be a big target for the Vols in the 2016 cycle.