The top-rated recruit of Minnesota’s 2019 recruiting class has announced that he’s decommitted from the Golden Gophers.
Just a few days before National Signing Day, three-star defensive tackle Kristian Williams announced via Twitter that he was decommitting from Minnesota and will explore other options. He was the highest-rated player of P.J. Fleck’s 2019 class.
“After talking it over with moth my family and coaches, we believe it’s best at this time to decommit from the University of Minnesota,” Williams wrote. “I am closely evaluating my future and figuring out which school has the best opportunity and leaving out all regrets in my choice.”
Respect it. Or not. pic.twitter.com/PttN5aFY0X
— Kristian Williams (@Kr75tian) February 4, 2019
According to 247Sports, Williams was the 27th-best defensive tackle in the 2019 recruiting class and was ranked as the No. 13 player out of Tennessee. Overall, Williams was listed as a top 400 player in the cycle.
The news comes as a bit of a blow to Minnesota, which was working on a top 40 recruiting class. With Williams’ departure, the Gophers now ranked 43rd nationally and No. 10 in the B1G.
National Signing Day will put an end to the 2019 recruiting cycle on Wednesday.