Nebraska Football: Malik Williams continues blistering July for Huskers

Nebraska football continues to do well in recruiting.

Nebraska football continued their good fortunes in recruiting, as they landed 2021 three-star cornerback Malik Williams.

Williams hails from Buford Georgia, the same town that running back Gabe Ervin comes from as well. He is the 122nd overall player in his class from the state of Georgia per the 247Sports composite rankings. In addition to Nebraska, he also had offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado,  and Florida State.

What could Williams bring to Nebraska football? For one, he brings another weapon to the secondary. Nebraska has focused on their secondary a lot recently in the 2021 class. Williams  brings ball-hawking skills to Lincoln. He is able to come down and make a play with ease. In addition, he reads plays very well.  He is able to follow the quarterback’s eyes and come over and make a play quickly.

The type of play style that Williams brings is exactly what Nebraska football is going to need in the Big Ten.  There are many impact wide receivers coming into the conference. The Huskers are going to need corners who can stop them.  The quick reaction time of Williams and his ability to be aggressive and go after the football should fit in well with what Nebraska is trying to do.

The primary recruiters for Williams were Travis Fisher and Sean Beckton.

When you take a look at  the month that Nebraska has had, it’s amazing what they’ve been able to do. In just this month alone, the program has landed LaDarius Webb Jr., Marcus, Buford, and Latrell Neville. It’s interesting that they are doing a good portion of their recruiting in the month of July.

A lot of Big Ten teams have already completed or filled their 2021 classes. Nebraska is apparently saving the best for last.

The Nebraska football 2021 recruiting class continues to climb in the 247Sports Team Rankings. Now, they are ranked 33rd nationally and ninth overall in the Big Ten.

Williams’ commitment is a great get for Nebraska. They continue to scour the South for talent, and have been landing recruits with success. Furthermore, they continue to develop the secondary. That is certainly crucial for continuity at the position moving forward.

When you take a look at how upperclassman-heavy the secondary is, Nebraska football needs to start replenishing that position group. They are certainly doing a good job of getting playmakers at corner so far.

One has to wonder what their next move will be. This class is extremely strong, and I can’t wait to see them all come to Lincoln.