On Tuesday evening, 2020 DeLand (FL) 4-star ATH Avantae Williams decommitted from the University of Miami.
I have decided to decommit from The University of Miami— Tae Williams (@SlowDownBoy7) May 8, 2018
Williams had been committed to Miami since February 2017 when he and his cousin, Canes early enrollee 5-star RB Lorenzo Lingard, both committed to Miami on the same day. Williams had recently said in interviews that he was solidly committed to The U, but today’s move proves that to be false.
Williams has bounced around in his HS career. He started at DeLand, where his size, skill, and blazing speed made him a top prospect. He then transferred to Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy for the 2017 season, but earned little playing time. Now, Williams is back where he started at DeLand, and back on the market in recruiting.
Williams is the 2nd central Florida star to decommit from the 2020 class. 5-star WR Leonard Manuel, once a teammate of redshirt freshman QB N’Kosi Perry at Ocala (FL) Vanguard HS, decommitted from Miami’s 2020 class previously.
You would be hard pressed to find two more talented decommits from any 2020 class, and that can’t be overlooked. Yes, Miami got supremely talented players like Williams and Manuel to commit, but both have dropped, and that’s something that will need to be addressed down the line. However, there is more than a year until the early signing period for the 2020 recruiting class, so Miami has plenty of time to rebound.
All the best to Avantae Williams in his future endeavors, which I’m sure will include watching his cousin put up big numbers for the Canes.
More on Miami Recruiting in the coming days and weeks.