In attempt to stock up on the offensive line, Georgia Tech recruited one of the Peach State’s top offensive tackles in Jordan Williams.
Gainesville (GA) native Jordan Williams officially signed and delivered his letter of intent to play for Geoff Collins and the Georgia Tech football program last Wednesday. A massive 6-foot-6, 310-pound offensive tackle, Williams represents Collins and offensive line coach Brent Key’s dedication of beefing up Georgia Tech’s offensive line. Out of six offensive line recruits, Williams was the biggest of them and is also the same size as Tennessee graduate transfer Ryan Johnson.
Williams was ranked by 247Sports’s composite rankings as a top-550 player in the country, a top-50 offensive tackle, and a top-60 player in the state of Georgia. He had an overall rating of .8742. With that being said, Williams recruitment never really took off at least when it comes to reported offers. The Gainesville native only had 11 reported scholarship offers with schools among the mix including Indiana, North Carolina State, Rutgers, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt.
Williams committed to Georgia Tech, all the way back in April, making him one of the Jackets first commitments in the 2020 class. The Georgia native stayed true to his commitment in the nine months following.
Overall, Williams is everything that Geoff Collins and Brent Key look for in offensive lineman. First, as well noted, Williams is a BIG player. At 6-foot-6 and 310-pound coming into high school, it will be important for Williams to keep a healthy weight. That being said, Williams has tremendous length as one would imagine for someone who’s 6-foot-6. Additionally, as you can see in his highlight tape above, Williams is pretty athletic for a big guy and as long as he can keep that athleticism, his game should translate well to the next level.
The only potential concern for Williams is about how much of his 310-pound frame is muscle and how much is body fat. While not a major concern at this point, an offseason with the strength and conditioning staff should help WIlliams keep that weight for the most part but become more lean in the process. Long-term Williams projects to be a solid contributor if not more on the Georgia Tech offensive line, he may need a year or two to develop before seeing consistent playing time for the Jackets.