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WSU football recruiting: Hybrid Kedron Williams signs his letter of intent

The outside linebacker prospect picked WSU over Boston College and others.

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Washington State has made a habit this cycle of getting commitments from prospects and making them stick. Case in point: Kedron Williams, who wrapped up an 8-month verbal pledge by officially signing his national letter of intent with WSU on Wednesday.

Williams, listed at 6-foot-1, 192-pounds, is an outside linebacker prospect who could also project at strong safety when it’s all said and done. At the time of his commitment to WSU, Williams also reported an offers from Boston College and Colorado State.

The Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco product is rated three-stars by the 24/7 Sports Composite and is ranked the No. 83 outside linebacker prospect in the country.

Williams appears to have spent the majority of his high school career around the line of scrimmage, manning that hybrid look that equates to nickelback in WSU’s defense. He’s a sure tackler and is an above average defender in coverage, so nickel is likely his destination on the Palouse.

Scouting Report

Williams played a hybrid position in his high school defense, ending up in coverage as often as he was near the line of scrimmage. He held his own as an edge defender and was very good at playing through contact and quickly shedding blocks. A sure tackler, Williams was aggressive and quick to the point of attack, and showed good technique in getting the ball carrier to the ground. Had a tendency to play a little flat-footed in coverage, but was physical with receivers and broke on the ball well. Projects to Nickel or safety in the Cougar defense.


Rivals — ★★★

247 Sports — ★★★

ESPN — ★★★

Measurables (Rivals)

Position — DB

Hometown — Eugene, Ore.

Height — 6-foot-1

Weight — 175 pounds