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2019 CB James Williams signs with Wisconsin

Wisconsin continues its pipeline of South Florida defensive backs with one of two more in this class.

2019 CB James Williams

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
CB 5'11 175 Chaminade-Madonna Prep (Hollywood, Fla.) Three-Star; No. 115 CB

James Williams will add even more talent and youth to a cornerback room that didn’t lose anyone due to graduation following the 2018-19 season.

Williams along with fellow freshman Semar Melvin will continue the south Florida pipeline that Wisconsin has developed in their cornerback corps. Derrick Tindal, Natrell Jamerson and Sojourn Shelton are just some examples recently.

Williams will look to get on the field early, as Wisconsin got at least four games played out of their four true freshmen defensive backs this past season.

Rankings

247Sports (composite): Three stars; Grade: 0.8480; No. 1151 player. No. 115 CB; No. 158 FL

247Sports: Three stars; Grade: 82; No. 1720 player; No. 167 CB; No. 214 FL

ESPN: Three stars; Grade: 77; No. 66 CB; No. 379 Regional; No. 127 FL

Rivals: Three stars; 5.6 rating

Verbally committed on June 3, 2018

Williams committed following his official visit to Madison in early June. A beautiful summer weekend in Wisconsin surrounded by some committed recruits were enough to sway the Hollywood, Fla. native, who became the 8th commitment in the class.

According to 247Sports, Williams held offers from Wisconsin, Florida, Louisville, Missouri, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Florida Atlantic, South Florida among others.

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Bio (courtesy of UWBadgers.com)

Three-star recruit by 247 Sports, ESPN and Rivals … helped Chaminade-Madonna (12-2) to second straight Class 3A state championship as a senior, finishing with 63 tackles, 2 TFLs, 2 interceptions and 8 pass breakups … two-year team captain … coach was Dameon Jones