Aaron Williams, who signed a letter of intent to play football with the University of Louisville this week, played his senior year with a torn ACL. Head Coach Jeff Brohm revealed the news this past Wednesday, signaling Williams could potentially be ready for the start of the 2023 season. Williams is another highly coveted prospect from Bellflower, California’s St. John Bosco High School. The Bosco Braves finished the season ranked number one in the nation, according to Max Preps.
The California ball hawk, who has a reputation as one of the nation’s top high school cover corners, was offered scholarships by 31 schools, including top-tier SEC programs Alabama and Georgia. Williams finished his senior season with 37 tackles, one pass defended, and one interception. Those numbers reflect playing with a torn ACL.
Brohm indicated Williams would come to campus in January and immediately have surgery. After DeAndre Moore’s commitment to Texas, Aaron Williams is currently the second highest-graded prospect, behind Madden Sanker, in Brohm’s inaugural class.
With the expected loss of DeAndre Moore, Louisville’s 2023 recruiting class falls out of the top twenty-five. And on the surface, the loss seems substantial, but Louisville has three other receiver prospects arriving in the spring.
The first is Moore’s teammate Jahlil McClain who could end up being just as good as Moore. At 5-10, he doesn’t dominate physically like Moore, but has the speed to be impressive on the field. He turned down offers from Texas and Oregon. In 2023, Louisville will have 3-star prospects William Fowles, and Cataurus Hicks join McClain, along with returning receivers Ahmari Huggins-Bruce, Chris Bell, and Elijah Downing.
Louisville does not appear to be finished in the portal and could potentailly see a few additional names join this team. For example, California transfer Jack Plummer could potentially join Louisville’s 2023 recruiting class soon. With his leadership and familiarity in Brohm’s system, he could be a huge asset to the team come next fall. Another name to keep an eye on is Purdue defensive end Jack Sullivan, who just announced he entered the transfer portal.