Four-star California linebacker Kourt Williams has committed to Ohio State, he announced Wednesday via Twitter.
I would like to thank all the colleges for recruiting me and giving me an opportunity to attend their university. Without further ado, COMMITMENT VIDEO YOUTUBE LINK BELOW— Kourt Williams II (@kourt22williams) July 24, 2019
Kourt Williams II (aka Deuce) Commitment Video https://t.co/l7Jg3oiXU8 via @YouTube
Williams chose the Buckeyes over Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee and Texas A&M.
The Wiliams File
- Class: 2020
- Size: 6-foot-1, 216 lbs.
- Pos: OLB
- School: St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 12 (OLB)
The safety-turned-linebacker began his official visits earlier than the majority of the class, as he took his first visit to Texas A&M on April 26. His last visit, though, was in Columbus on June 21. Williams was also in Columbus in late-March for an unofficial visit.
Williams will serve as a bullet in the revamped Ohio State defensive scheme, which works well for his skillset, since he already plays a similar position for St. John Bosco. That was major recruiting token Jeff Hafley and the Ohio State staff used for Williams. The California standout had a lot of interest in a position like the bullet so that he could use his skills at both linebacker and safety and didn't need to choose between the two.
|NAME||POSITION||OVERALL RANKING||POSITION RANKING||DATE OF COMMITTMENT|
|PARIS JOHNSON JR.||OT||No. 7||No. 1||JUNE 28, 2018|
|JACK MILLER||QB||No. 176||No. 6 (PRO-STYLE)||JULY 1, 2018|
|LUKE WYPLER||C||No. 69||No. 1||JULY 7, 2018|
|JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA||WR||No. 59||No. 10||NOVEMBER 4, 2018|
|GEE SCOTT JR.||WR||No. 63||No. 12||DECEMBER 25, 2018|
|JAKOB JAMES||OG||No. 798||No. 53 (OT)||JANUARY 21, 2019|
|TREY LEROUX||OT||No. 1,076||No. 87||MARCH 11, 2019|
|LEJOND CAVAZOS||CB||No. 176||No. 23 (S)||APRIL 12, 2019|
|JULIAN FLEMING||WR||No. 5||No. 1||MAY 31, 2019|
|JAKE SEIBERT||K||N/A||No. 2||JUNE 4, 2019|
|GRANT TOUTANT||OT||No. 385||No. 30||JUNE 9, 2019|
|TY HAMILTON||DE||No. 786||No. 40 (SDE)||JUNE 16, 2019|
|CLARK PHILLIPS||CB||No. 44||No. 4||JUNE 21, 2019|
|CODY SIMON||LB||No. 127||No. 9 (OLB)||JUNE 29, 2019|
|DARRION HENRY||DT||No. 164||No. 17||JUNE 29, 2019|
|JOE ROYER||TE||No. 453||No. 12||JULY 2, 2019|
|MITCHELL MELTON||LB||No. 654||No. 45 (OLB)||JULY 3, 2019|
|CAMERON MARTINEZ||ATH||No. 368||No. 16||JULY 4, 2019|
|JOSH FRYAR||OL||No. 417||No. 22 (OG)||JULY 4, 2019|
|MOOKIE COOPER||WR||No. 74||No. 14||JULY 8, 2019|
|LATHAN RANSOM||S||No. 67||No. 4||JULY 16, 2019|
|KOURT WILLIAMS||LB||No. 162||No. 12||JULY 24, 2019|
Williams is the No. 22 commitment to Ohio State's 2020 recruiting class, and depending on the state of the bullet position, he could make an immediate difference for the Buckeyes. Most staffs with new positions, particularly on defense, find themselves thin at new positions. As far as his body goes, Williams is one of the most prepared prospects in the class for what would be asked of him at the collegiate level.