When Alabama’s 28th head football coach, Kendall DeBoer, was appointed, he was aware of all the talk. His capacity to recruit, particularly in the South, was immediately questioned.
In his first news conference, he discussed his strategy, stating that he and his team would need to maintain a “relentless attitude” while on the trail. It was also mentioned by Coach DeBoer that he wants his staff to have southern roots. Even though Marcus Shephard, the receivers coach, is not from the South, he is an incredible recruiter.
Over the past week, Coach Shephard has demonstrated his ability to recruit, and only days after an official visit, five-star receiver Ryan Williams (Saraland, AL) announced his commitment to Alabama, demonstrating his closing skills.
After Ryan Williams was brought back, what did coach DeBoer and his staff demonstrate to the world of recruiters? To find out more, Bama247 chatted with Steve Wiltfong, Director of Recruiting at 247Sports.
Just how good is five-star receiver commit Ryan Williams? Taking a look at the numbers.
Bama247 analyzes the in-state commit’s incredibly successful high school career.
Ryan Williams, a five-star recruit from Mobile, Alabama, recommitted to Alabama on Wednesday afternoon, giving head coach Kalen DeBoer of Alabama a huge recruiting victory.
Three days following his formal visit to Tuscaloosa, the nation’s eighth-ranked player and third-ranked receiver made the announcement on Twitter. Following his junior season, Williams reclassified in December from the 2025 class to the 2024 class while keeping his elite standing. In the final Top247 rankings, the in-state player came in at number eight nationally.