Name: Rodney Williams
Year: (Redshirt) Freshman
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
High School: Cherry Hill West
2014 Stats: Williams went down with an injury in the second game of his freshman year. Before redshirting the remainder of the 2014 season, Williams recorded two tackles and recovered a fumble.
2015 Projections: Williams really has a nose for the ball and will have an opportunity to make plays from the safety position. He too is another Syracuse player that needs to stay healthy.
How'd He Get Here?: Committed to Syracuse over the likes of Temple and Buffalo.
What Did Recruiting Sites Say?: Scout and ESPN rated him three stars, Rivals at two.
Money Quote: Williams said about last season.
"I wasn't good enough. I thought I was good. I made a couple plays, but consistently I felt that I wasn't at the level I needed to be at, which I don't think I ever wanted to say that I'm good enough, but I actually noticed that. It's the real deal at this level."
Links Of Wonder: Nate Mink caught up with Williams in spring ball.
Tweets Of Wonder:
What Does Shafer Think Of Him?: From Syracuse.com.
"(Shafer) said that I have quick feet and I open my hips really well. I had good hand-eye coordination and good ball skills. So once he saw me play and move around, he knew that I was a guy he wanted and he likes my size and he thinks I can make a pretty good hit."
Interesting Nugget O' Interest: Williams made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in his first two semesters at Syracuse.
Let's Get A Good Look Atcha: Williams can also handle the rock on the court as well.