Elite 2021 WR reveals SEC-heavy top 5
For recruits, campus and coach visits are currently on hold, but the nation’s top prospects are sorting through their scholarship offers and naming top teams of interest.
On Saturday, Plant City (Florida) wide receiver Mario Williams posted a top five of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, LSU and Oklahoma via his Twitter account. Listed at 5-10, 165 pounds, Williams is rated the No. 4 wide receiver, No. 6 Florida product and No. 40 prospect nationally in the class of 2021 on the 247Sports Composite. He currently has 34 scholarship offers. The top five comes a week after he visited UF’s Junior Day recruiting event on campus.
247Sports’ Director of Scouting Barton Simmons recently evaluated Williams, calling him a likely Power 5 starter with an NFL future:
Smaller receiver but not slight framed. Has the build to be able to carry some additional weight in college and be sturdy and durable. Quick, twitchy athlete. More quick than fast but still fast enough. Doesn’t get caught from behind and flashes significant big play capability. Shows good lateral quickness and has the tools to beat press coverage at the line of scrimmage. Looks for more after the catch. Capable of making plays in contested situations down the field. Hands check out but catch radius is limited and he’s shown some inconsistencies finishing on catches outside his frame. Body quickness and size should steer him towards the slot where he’s a likely Power Five starter with mid to early round NFL Draft upside.
Williams’ junior season highlights can be viewed below: