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Early Signing Period: LB Lakiem Williams officially joins the Orange

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JUCO transfer comes in at linebacker

NCAA Football: Boston College at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange will be adding new football recruits throughout the early signing period, this Wednesday through Friday. As each player signs, we’ll be posting profiles here on TNIAAM. Next up? JUCO linebacker transfer Lakiem Williams.

Twitterfeed: @Williams_Lakiem

Hometown: Spanaway, Wash.

Previous School: Butte College (CA)

Position: Linebacker

Stats: 6’2”, 240 pounds

Commitment Date: December 10, 2017

Ratings: 247Sports gave him three stars; no one else gave him any love

Other Offers: Cal, Houston, Toledo and Kansas

Dino’s projected nickname: Lucky Williams (kinda works, right?)

Highlights: (Self proclaimed ‘QB Nightmare’)

Player Outlook: After two years at a JUCO in California, he’s ready for big time football. Just with the tape you can see why Williams has a chance to start at linebacker. He’s the biggest recruit at his position, has speed to go with it (4.43 40-yard dash) and is mature enough to handle college ball. Things are looking young, but good for the Syracuse linebacking core.

Losing Parris Bennett, Zaire Franklin and Jonathan Thomas did not help SU. Having a squad of four freshman linebackers to work their way into the system is huge. If nothing else, Williams can be a backup linebacker and fly down the field on special teams.