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Early signing period: 2020 WR Ja’Vontae Williams signs with Syracuse

Another Florida standout joins the Orange.

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Welcome to college football’s early signing period for the class of 2020! The Syracuse Orange will be adding new recruits from Wednesday to (maybe) Friday. As each player signs, we’ll be posting profiles here on TNIAAM. Next up? Ja’Vontae Williams is another impressive wide receiver from the Sunshine State signing with Syracuse.

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Hometown: Belle Glade, Fla.

Previous School: Glades Central

Stats: 6’0”, 196 lbs.

Commitment date: December 15, 2019

Position: Wide receiver

Ratings: Rivals and 247 both said three stars, while ESPN never got around to rating him. Lame.

Other Offers: Miami and Oregon are the big ones, but Illinois and Indiana are on the list as well.

Dino’s projected nickname: “Where There’s a Will-iams There’s a Way”


Player breakdown:

The more Florida speed we can add at the receiver position the better, and Williams certainly fits the bill. He’s also the sort of wideout that can catch passes in various parts of the field, with some good size at nearly 200 pounds. Since he’s one of a handful of players who intends to enroll in January, the extra time with the playbook could pay some major dividends. But with an extensive list of players at the position already, it’ll be a tough depth chart to crack for at least a year.