We’re winding down our Syracuse Orange roster preview with some of the best athletes on the team. Next up is one of the starting cornerbacks:
Name: Garrett Williams
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Weight: 189 lbs.
Hometown: Harrisburg, NC
High School: Hickory Ridge
2021 stats: Williams once again kept opposing wideouts in check, batting away an ACC-best 10 passes for the second straight year. He also picked up 52 tackles (36 solo) and six tackles-for-loss in 10 games.
2022 projections: Expect more of the same from the lockdown CB pairing of Williams and Duce Chestnut. Garrett will look to get back into the INT column (he had two in 2020) while continuing to average a pass breakup per game. As long as the duo stays healthy, this is the least of Syracuse’s worries on D.
How’d he get here?: Williams picked SU over offers from Maryland, West Virginia, Air Force, Army, Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, and ECU.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars across the board
Money quote: I spoke with Garrett during spring practice about why he chose to return to the Orange.
“I have a lot left out there to put on the field, and I feel like I can have a lot better year,” Williams said. “The expectation for me is to be able to play every snap on defense. I plan to be on punt and punt return, and hopefully kickoff as well.”
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