Welcome to our series chronicling the #22Bullies (The New South Florida) USF recruiting class of 2022. The series will breakdown every single recruit and transfer that signed/committed to officially become a part of Head Coach Jeff Scott’s third recruiting class. Help us welcome DT Jacquez Williams to the Bulls!
DT Jacquez Williams (Jenkins High School)
Committed to the Bulls since August 11th, 2020, Williams represents one of two defensive tackles added to the 2022 class with several other defensive tackles added through the transfer portal. Williams was ranked as the 203rd best defensive lineman in the 2021 class by 247Sports.com, garnering offers from Army, Florida Atlantic, Middle Tennessee State, Navy, Troy and more during his recruitment. Williams was a grey-shirt last season who officially signed with the Bulls on Early Signing Day in 2021. Jacquez enrolled with the Bulls in January.
Run the Tape:
Lined up across the defensive front at the high school level. Powerful punch off the ball who will usually win against offensive lineman with his strength. “Gap eater” who will fill gaps and allow linebackers to run free if he isn’t already in the backfield. Plays with control if unblocked, won’t overcommit unless the play comes to him. Good hand usage when pass rushing who can still improve in this department at the next level.
Scholarship distribution lists across the college football landscape are still recovering with the NCAA giving all student-athletes an extra year of eligibility and unfortunately for a guy like Williams, he became a recruit that was asked to join the program a year later due to numbers at the defensive tackle position. This will be a defensive tackle group that will be completely revamped with multiple departures this past season and I’m excited to see Williams come in and be a factor for a position group that is looking for the next guys up. Welcome to the Bulls Jacquez!
#22Bullies USF Football Class of 2022
|1||Michael Williams||LB||West Bloomfield||0.8891||5.7|
|2||Jhalyn Shuler||LB||Coffeyville C.C. (KS)||0.8634||5.6|
|3||Eddie Kelly||DE||West Orange||0.8633||5.7|
|4||DeAunte Hunter||LB||Lowndes HS (GA)||0.8540||5.5|
|5||Byrum Brown||QB||Rolesville HS (NC)||0.8497||5.6|
|6||Jackson Long||TE||Beech HS (TN)||0.8477||5.5|
|7||Javohn Thomas||WR||Sickles HS||0.8423||5.5|
|8||Gunnar Smith||QB||Lake Mary HS||0.8405||5.6|
|9||Jacquez Williams||DT||Jenkins HS (GA)||0.8302||5.4|
|10||Jayson Littlejohn||TE||College of the Sequoias (CA)||0.8283||5.4
|11||Jhalin Hobbs||DT||Lennard HS||0.8281||5.4|
|12||Tavin Ward||CB||Palmetto Prep (SC)||0.7884||5.2|