The Rebels landed four-star tight end Hudson Wolfe on Friday morning, but Lane Kiffin and company weren’t quite ready to clock out for the weekend, adding Conway, Ark. offensive tackle Jayden Williams to the 2021 class.
The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder joins Cedrick Nicely, Micah Pettus, and Makylan Pounders in offensive line coach Randy Clements’ offensive line class.
Williams chose the Rebels over offers from Kansas and Missouri.
The newest Rebel commit made the move from tight end to offensive tackle as a senior, utilizing his athleticism and length that he puts on display on the basketball court for the Wampus Cats. Williams helped Conway to a 9-4 record in his final campaign as a high schooler in the Natural State.
How does he fit in?
The 2020 7A All-State selection impressed in his first year in the trenches. Williams turned the heads of Clements and the staff with his versatility and earned an offer in October. When he arrives in Oxford, though, he will need to specialize in one area and I think that is the offensive line.
His mammoth frame helps him swallow up linebackers at the second level and that basketball skill set allows him to get out in the open field on screens and handle safeties and cornerbacks.
Williams might need a year or two to fine-tune some technique and to get healthy weight added, but he has a lot to work with already and could be a key piece for Ole Miss down the road.
Plus you can always do this with him: