Nov 28, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers running back Taquan Mizzell (4) is tackled by Virginia Tech Hokies safety Detrick Bonner (8) in the third quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Yesterday was very disappointing for the Virginia Tech Hokies on the recruiting trail with 5-star defensive end Josh Sweat committing to the Florida State Seminoles over the Hokies. Today, the Hokies were hoping to gain a little momentum on the recruiting trail with 3-star CB Adonis Williamson announcing his collegiate commitment today.
The good news for Virginia Tech is that they have gained that momentum.
Adonis Williamson of Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, Indiana announced today that he has committed to Virginia Tech over the Missouri Tigers, Louisville Cardinals, and Northern Illinois Huskies. Williamson is the fifth defensive back and third cornerback for the Hokies in the Class of 2015.
Williamson is ranked as the 53rd best cornerback by the 247 Sports Composite, 29th best by ESPN, and 62nd best by Rivals. Williamson is ranked as the 11th best prospect in Indiana by the 247 Sports Composite, 4th best by ESPN, and 14th best by Rivals.
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Williamson has great height at 6-1 which gives him good height to be at cornerback or free safety while he does need to bulk up a little from his current 180 pound frame. However, Williamson seems to have tons of upside due to his size and is the type of taller cornerback that has had more success over the last several years at the collegiate level.
Williamson has the potential to play at either cornerback or free safety in college with Bud Foster and Torrian Gray likely to start him at cornerback before deciding whether to move him to free safety. With the depth Virginia Tech has in the secondary, Williamson seems likely to be redshirted though he will get a chance to see if he can earn some early playing time once he arrives in Blacksburg.
Based on the 247 Sports Composite rankings, Williamson is the fifth best recruit that Aaron Moorehead has been able to get as either the primary or secondary recruiter. Moorehead has done a good job of recruiting players to Blacksburg in his two seasons with the Hokies with Isaiah Ford and Cam Phillips being two great examples of that.
Adonis Williamson is another strong addition to a Virginia Tech recruiting class that is full of high upside players.