Early Signing Day 2024: Texas A&M Football Flips Florida WR Commit Izaiah Williams

Texas A&M football brings in a prospect for which they needed to make a very late push in Izaiah Williams.
Sep 2, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; A detailed view of a Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the
Sep 2, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; A detailed view of a Texas A&M Aggies helmet on the / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M Football Signs WR Izaiah Williams After Eleventh-Hour Official Visit

Texas A&M football may no longer have Jimbo Fisher as the head man, but the signing day surprises haven’t quite run out yet. After a quiet visit last weekend alongside two teammates, WR Izaiah Williams has flipped his commitment from the Florida Gators and signed with Texas A&M football.

So, what are the Aggies getting in Williams? He’s a prospect that Aggie fans likely have not been very familiar with, given the late-in-the-game nature of his recruitment. Pursued by Alabama, Arkansas, and (obviously) Florida, Williams stands at 6’0” and 172 LBs, with a 4.46 40 time. Those measurables speak to a guy I’d want in my team’s receiver room any day of the week—maybe a tad undersized, but I’m sure Tommy Moffit’s strength and conditioning program will do much to aid him there.

247Sports’s Andrew Ivins, in his evaluation of Williams, praises his technique as a route-runner in addition to those measurables. “[I]nstant eye-catcher at multiple events… [c]reates separation with explosive cuts as he climbs his way up the field. Also does a good job of breaking off defensive backs by sinking his hips before completely changing course. Tracks the football well – especially in the deeper third – but could get better in contested-catch situations. Will likely need to add some mass to a wiry frame as that will improve durability and play strength.”

To me, Williams is a guy that will be stepping into the slot role behind Micah Tease, who is himself stepping into the void left by Ainias Smith. Those two will be the contenders for that spot at wideout, but I’d favor Tease, at least for the upcoming season. With the skills that Williams has, I think he might be a little underrated due to a lack of production on the field during his high school career—which, as Ivins notes, was derailed by a broken collarbone at one point.

This is a big move for the Aggies, but for a prospect that may not send ripples around the country. Regardless of perception, though, this is a huge addition to the receiver room, a spot of real need right now. This may not have the clout of flipping a five-star at the moment, for example, but I think this will be viewed down the road as a huge win for Texas A&M football.