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 LB Michael Williams to the Bulls!
LB Michael Williams (West Bloomfield High School)
Committed to the Bulls since January 27th, 2022, Williams represents one of three linebackers added to the 2022 class with another LB added through the transfer portal as well. Williams was ranked as the 69th best linebacker in the 2022 class by 247Sports.com, garnering offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Arizona State, Tennessee and more during his recruitment. Williams signed with USF in February during National Signing Day. The Michigan LB is set to hit campus in the summer.
Run the Tape:
Explosive 3-4 OLB that wreaks havoc in the backfield. Aggressive off the edge but will still keep contain on plays to the outside. Experienced pass rusher that will utilize power and/or finesse moves to get to the QB. First step/quickness is too much for slower offensive lineman. High IQ outside linebacker who sees the field well. Looks comfortable with his hand in the dirt and/or in a two-point stance on the line of scrimmage.
Coming off a major knee injury that derailed his junior season, the Michigan OLB came back with a vengeance his senior season, showing the country why he was one of the more highly regarded LBs across the high school football landscape. This Bulls program is looking for guys that can rush the passer and Williams is an exciting addition with the skill set that he brings to the table. Welcome to the Bulls Michael!
#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|