Most of Indiana’s recruiting success this cycle has come from the Midwest, primarily landing in-state prospects along with a few Michigan products. But Tom Allen and his staff reached across conference borders for their latest commitment.
On Sunday, the Hoosiers received a commitment from three-star dual-threat quarterback Dexter Williams out of Macon, Georgia. He was the second player to commit that day, joining three-star Michigan receiver Lemuel Neely-Watley.
Williams made his announcement via Twitter.
“First off I would like to thank God for all the amazing abilities that he has blessed me with,” Williams wrote. “I also would like to say thank you to my mother, father, sister, brother, all family…coaches and all of the Mount de Sales community for sticking with me through thick and thin while always being super supportive! With all that being said I am committed to living out my dreams at Indiana University.”
— Dexter Williams (@dex9will) June 23, 2019
The commitment from Williams gives Indiana its eighth prospect of the 2020 class. The Hoosiers currently rank 61st nationally and 11th in the B1G.
Per 247Sports, Williams is listed as the No. 43 dual-threat quarterback in the 2020 class and is ranked as one of the top 175 players out of Georgia, a hotbed for college football recruiting.
Since Allen took over at Indiana, the offense has focused on using dual-threat players under center. The Hoosiers have utilized Peyton Ramsey and Michael Penix Jr. at the quarterback position, both effective with their arms and legs. Williams certainly fits that mold.
Williams is the second player from SEC country to commit to Indiana, joining Mississippi cornerback Christopher Keys.