Lehigh Valley Express Times
After years of seeing the big fish in the recruiting sea bypass the Orange for a bigger program, Syracuse inches closer to reeling in its man. Highly coveted wide receiver K.J. Williams gave a verbal commitment to SU yesterday, making him the eighth pledge in the 2014 class. Williams is a 4-star target who has been on SU’s radar ever since his cousin A.J. Long pledged to SU. K.J. is also cousins with current WR Jarrod West, who could be poised for a breakout season.
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Williams’ decision boiled down to Syracuse and Michigan. At one point, sources said Williams was leaning towards Michigan until the Wolverines received three verbals from other 4-star WRs. Williams will have the chance at earlier playing time at SU than he would have in Ann Arbor. Also, the opportunity to catch passes thrown by his cousin was too attractive to say no. The QB/WR connection that may form between A.J. and K.J. could ...