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Early signing period: 2020 P James Williams signs with Syracuse

Can he carry on the Syracuse punter tradition?

NCAA Football: Syracuse at Clemson Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to college football’s early signing period! Despite the disappointment on the field this fall the Syracuse Orange are hoping to add key components to get back to bowl eligibility in 2020. As each player signs, we’ll be posting profiles here on TNIAAM. Next up is punter James Williams

Twitter feed: @jameswill2020

Hometown: Athens, Ga.

High School: Athens Academy

Position: Punter

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 182 lbs.

Commitment date: June 19, 2019

Ratings: Three stars by ESPN and Rivals but ranked the #2 punter by Kohl’s Kicking

Other offers: Williams picked Syracuse over Air Force, Army, and Hawaii

Dino’s predicted nickname: Going to go with “Hang Time” as Dino wants to stress that when it comes to punting, net is best.


Player outlook: With the graduation of Sterling Hofrichter the expectation is that Williams will be the Orange’s punter in 2020. Syracuse has certainly been spoiled by having Hofrichter but the hope is that Williams can continue the tradition of outstanding kickers in the Dome.