2013 four-star power forward Devin Williams is one of the top 75 recruits in the nation and made the decision to play for the West Virginia Mountaineers yesterday. Williams, a Cincinnati native, has been playing for Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida. The four-star recruit is one of the top recruits to hail from the state of Ohio and is a top 15 PF overall.
Williams chose WVU over the Ohio State Buckeyes and Memphis Tigers, and the extremely strong big man also had notable offers from Illinois, Dayton, Miami, N.C. State, Penn State, Tennessee, Xavier, UCLA, San Diego State, Seton Hall, Pittsburgh, VCU, USC, Wisconsin, and Virginia Tech.
That’s a great list of offers, and Williams becomes WVU’s fourth commit in the 2013 class. The recent Montverde transfer is the second four-star recruit for the Mountaineers, as Elijah Macon has already signed his letter of intent. All four West Virginia commitments in this class are at the power forward position.
Williams’s offensive game still needs a lot of work, because he isn’t the best shooter around and still needs to develop his handles. However, he is a very good rebounder and has great athleticism to go with his amazing strength. The 6’8″, 220 pound prospect has a good post-up game, but he has little range on his shot.
The UCLA Bruins were once among the leaders to land Williams, but he eliminated them before he was scheduled to take an official visit to Westwood. That left Memphis, Ohio State, and West Virginia as the three programs left in his recruitment. Bob Huggins is getting one of the top prospects in the nation; a player who seemed set on the Mountaineers after an official trip to Morgantown in September.
This is likely the last addition to West Virginia’s 2013 class.
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