The 2023 Rice Football recruiting class just picked up a playmaker. MacArthur wide receiver Justin Williams has committed to the Owls.
On May 6, Justin Williams committed to Louisiana. Rice football beat Louisiana on the field and the Owls’ edge didn’t stop there. The 2023 Rice Football recruiting class picked up an additional win over the Ragin’ Cajuns, snagging a commitment from their ranks. After fostering that relationship through the summer, the Owls won out. Williams has flipped his commitment to the Owls.
The Owls have now picked up multiple players in this class who were previously committed to other programs. A few weeks ago the program added a pledge from running back Daelen Alexander, formerly an Air Force commit.
As for Williams, there was plenty of interest in his services. In addition to Louisiana, Williams also held offers from Pittsburgh, UTSA and Air Force. A three-star recruit with Power 5 interest, Williams checks in near the top of the Owls’ current commits in the 247 Sports Rankings.
Williams is the third wide receiver commit in the 2023 Rice football recruiting class and at 6-foot-3, 180-pounds, he brings with him a completely different athletic profile than Drayden Dickmann and Landon Ransom, both of which committed to the Owls earlier this summer.
Williams is a go-up-and-get-it type of receiver. His highlights showcase a player that can win contested catches at all levels of the field while still showcasing a great deal of athleticism. He’ll be an exciting fit on the outside in the Rice offense and could grow into an important redzone threat as he develops.
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