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2022 Canes Recruiting Intro: Cameron Williams

One of the top 2022 offensive lineman, Williams recently put the Canes in his top 11 schools

You guys know me, and you’re aware that I very much support Miami recruiting heavily from the state of Texas. Outside of South Florida, there aren’t too many areas around the country that can rival the talent that Texas has to offer.

While the Canes are looking at a couple 2022 QB’s from Texas, another target is 4-star offensive tackle Cameron Williams out of Duncanville High School (Duncanville, TX).

Williams picked up an offer from Miami last May, and earlier this week, he announced on social media that the Canes had made the cut for his top 11 schools.

247 Sports has Williams listed as the #29 offensive tackle in the 2022 cycle, #34 player in Texas and #239 2022 player nationally. At right tackle, Williams is a monster, listed at 6-6 and 320 pounds.

As a sophomore in 2019, Williams was named the Offensive Newcomer of the Year for District 8-6A. This past season, Williams was crucial for a Duncanville offense which averaged 45 points per game, as they went 10-2 in 2020, advancing all the way to the Class 6A Division 1 semi-final.

This week, Williams was #15 in the Dallas Morning News SportsDay countdown of the top 50 2022 recruits in the Dallas area.

Watching film on Williams, his technique, in particular hand placement, is exceptional, which I believe is an underrated aspect when looking at offensive linemen. Williams has good awareness, whether its man blocking or a zone scheme, he picks up blitzes and edge rushers, executing at a high level. A smart player at tackle, you don't see Williams out of position or caught off guard very often.

As a run blocker, and for someone his size, Williams is smooth coming off the ball and putting himself in position, doing a good job at creating holes for the ball-carrier. He also makes sure to create strong contact with his hands, and maintains good leverage throughout the block.

An extremely important detail in offensive linemen is strength, which Williams has in great abundance. Strong like an ox, Williams does a good job controlling his pass protection area, and you can tell he takes great pride in winning the physical battle, with that nastiness trait you want to see in a lineman.

And I know many skeptical readers out there are probably wondering if this is coming against less superior teams and talent, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Duncanville is one of the premiere programs in the state of Texas, and MaxPreps had them at #16 nationally in their final rankings for 2020. They’re going up against great competition each week, and the fact that Williams has been playing at this high of level since a sophomore, speaks volume.

Williams is gaining recognition quickly as a top prospect, already holding more than 25 Power 5 offers, a number that’s going to rise even more in the coming months. Several offers are coming from big programs like LSU, USC, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Georgia, just to name a few.

Right tackle is also a position of need for Miami in this 2022 recruiting class. Jarrid Williams is returning for one more season, but after him, the depth at RT is thin. Redshirt freshman Chris Washington is listed as a right tackle, but besides him, you don't have a true RT on the roster. Williams fills that hole, and is a player who can develop into a good starter for the Hurricanes after a few years.

Miami obviously has ties to Texas recruiting with Rhett Lashlee, so we’ll see how hard Garin Justice and the Canes push for Williams.