Louisville football recruit Jordyn Williams committed to IU on Friday.
As good as Louisville football recruiting is going lately, every team is going to miss on some key players.
That was the case when Cardinals receiver prospect Jordyn Williams announced his intentions to play for Indiana football beginning in the fall of 2021.
The 6’1,” 180-pound slot receiver out of Albany, Georgia is among a slew of receivers that the Louisville coaching staff is considering. Given roster turnover, need, and scholarship availability it’s believed that the staff will take 2-3 receivers in this class.
Heres the intel on Williams, which will explain why this commitment at this time is a head-scratcher.
As a mid-tier recruit, Williams had offers ranging from Western Carolina to Alabama. However, how “committable” those offers are from the top name power five schools remains to be seen. (Layman’s terms: The school is interested, but they have other targets that they’d rather commit first).
What this means for Louisville football
Williams is the new teammate of highly coveted quarterback Shadeur Sanders, son of NFL legend Dieon Sanders. The younger Sanders has a who’s who of offers, but he is believed be heavily considering Louisville football on a list that includes the likes of Florida State, Alabama, Michigan, Florida, LSU, Oregon, and many other top power five teams.
The kicker is that Sanders and Williams are believed to have wanted to team up and play together at the next level. Most teams really want Sanders, but many aren’t recruiting Williams as heavily.
That is the case with Louisville, who appears to be courting Sanders as their possible quarterback of the future but has its eye on other highly rated slot receivers in the 2021 class like top 500 Ahmari Huggins-Bruce.
With that being said, is this bad news for Louisville football and their relationship with Shedeur Sanders? Definitely not.
To start, there’s no reason to believe at this point that’s Sanders even has a relationship with the Hoosiers coaching staff, nor that he would go to IU given the list of offers he has.
Recruiting is also fluid. Though the current teammates want to join up in college, things often don’t work out the way players intend them to.
Louisville is still is great shape with Sanders and if the situation is right, the door could be open for Williams to flip down the road.