2020 Recruiting Capsule: Detroit Martin Luther King WR Rashawn Williams

2020 Recruiting Capsule: Detroit Martin Luther King WR Rashawn Williams

January 12, 2019

Detroit (MI) King WR Rashawn Williams (image via Hudl)

Name: Rashawn Williams
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 185 lbs.
High school: Detroit (MI) King
Position: Wide receiver
Class: 2020
Offers: Boston College, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Old Dominion, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Syracuse, Temple, Toledo, Washington State, West Virginia, Western Michigan
Commitment: Uncommitted

Notes: Claims a 4.54 forty and a 32.4″ vertical . . . 247 Composite 4-star, #29 WR, #3 in-state, #156 overall as of 1/12/19

Stats: N/A



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    Joined: 12/19/2015
    Jan 14, 2019 at 2:07 PM

    Positive Observations:
    – Aggressive downfield blocker; unselfish
    – Good (not great) speed; No one seems to catch him!

    “Other” Observations:
    – Needs coaching on route running
    – Catches with body too much
    – Not quick-twitch nor hulking WR-type
    – More fast than quick; long-strider

    Summary: Seems like the typical UM wide receiver before current version. Not polished like Black, not the athlete like Peoples-Jones and not the mittens of Nico. I’d hope that with Gattis that there will be more explosive WR’s out there that UM could choose from but he’s better than some of the other WR’s I’ve seen (Devel Washington). I don’t think he’ll be top 200 player by end of next season.

    • Thunder
      Comments: 3036
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jan 15, 2019 at 9:10 PM

      You might be right about him not being a top-200 guy, but I still like him as a prospect. He does have some things to work on, but there are some tools to work with here. I think he’s the type of guy who could really benefit from a more wide open offense where it might be a little easier to get the ball in his hands, because I think he’s a pretty good runner after the catch. I don’t think he’s a guy who would excel in some previous versions of Jim Harbaugh’s offense. So we’ll see a) if he commits and b) if the offense changes.

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