Missouri coach Barry Odom shares early thoughts on 4-star freshman S Jalani Williams
Jalani Williams, a 4-star safety out of the St. Louis area, was the top-rated player in Missouri’s 2019 recruiting class.
He missed the entire spring practice session with a foot injury, but he’s on the field and ready to go this fall as the Tigers start camp.
On Saturday, coach Barry Odom revealed his impression of Williams so far, praising the freshman’s maturity (via STLTODAY.com):
“He’s a mature guy for a freshman,” Odom said of Williams. “So I think he’s got an opportunity. He’s got a lot to learn here and over time, but he is a skilled athlete.”
Williams is currently working behind starter Tyree Gillespie at strong safety, but there’s a chance he could contribute right away this season.
He’s only getting in his first work with the Tigers at this point, but we’ll see how much he progresses by Week 1.