Williams is the No. 3 safety and No. 37 player in the nation, per 247Sports Composite. At 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, Williams attends Westgate High School and is the No. 3 player in Louisiana.
"1000% COMMITTED," Williams wrote.
Williams officially visited Texas this past weekend. His top eight schools included LSU, Clemson, Miami, Texas A&M, Michigan, Alabama, Texas and Oklahoma.
— Derek williams jr. 🏈❗️ (@derek2_williams) June 27, 2022
He joins a growing Longhorn recruiting class that added five-star quarterback Arch Manning last week. Texas has the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation following Williams' decision.
Westgate won its first state championship this past season in Class 4A. Williams was a major contributor to the Tigers' success, as he was named Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year in Class 4A by the Louisiana Sports Writer's Association.
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He had 145 tackles, including 14 for loss, last season.
Koki Riley covers LSU sports for The Daily Advertiser and the USA TODAY Sports South Region. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter at @KokiRiley.
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