Tuesday, October 22, 2013
DL Arthur Williams commits to FSU
By Corey Dowlar
With the rumors of a potential decommitment surrounding defensive lineman Dexter Wideman (Saluda, S.C./Saluda), Florida State has added to its defensive line class just in case.
The Seminoles landed a commitment from 6-foot-4, 280-pound defensive tackle Arthur Williams (Fayetteville, N.C./E.E. Smith) on Tuesday.
Williams camped at Florida State over the summer, so the defensive coaching staff got a good look at what he brings to the table. Williams can play on both sides of the football, but FSU has grown to love big athletes like him on the defensive side of the ball.
There were some questions about Williams' academics, which could explain why he only has three offers, but it appears that he has been improving in that area.
Other teams such as Auburn, Clemson, North Carolina, NC State and South Carolina have been monitoring his progress, too.
ESPN ranks Williams as a three-star prospect but the scouts love his ability to play against the run. They also note that he has more work to do physically to become a more complete defensive lineman against anything the offense wants to throw at him.
Williams becomes the Seminoles 25th commitment for the 2014 cycle and the sixth player classified as a defensive tackle, though players like Blake McClain (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) will probably start out at defensive end.