On Friday 3-star safety Kanion Williams from South Oak Cliff in Dallas became the 12th commit for Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State in the class of 2018 (and just the fourth on the defensive side of the ball).
“This process has been the best time of my life,” wrote Williams on Twitter. “I want to thank all of my coaches, and family members who’ve supported me during this offseason. I’m proud to say that I’m going to continue my football career at The Oklahoma State University.”
Williams is the No. 63 safety prospect in the country and the No. 100 prospect overall in Texas in the class of 2018. As Kyle B. pointed out, Williams got a ton of love late in the process but decided to go with the Pokes.
He also held offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Houston and Missouri. This reeks of a Mike Gundy signee. Rangy, good athlete who might have been a little undersized and underrated by recruiting services but looks like he has the goods to play a long time in the Big 12. Gundy has literally made millions of dollars grabbing guys like this.
He’s the second safety in the class along with Kolby Peel from A&M Consolidated. Peel, who is listed as a linebacker and a safety, committed last week. OSU now has six safeties headed to Stillwater in the next two years.
— Kanion Williams (@slimpick6ix) March 6, 2017
What will be interesting is what this means for Leon O’Neal out of Houston. He was a big time target for the Pokes and plays the same position. Would they take another safety to make it seven in the classes of 2017/2018? Sure, especially for somebody of O’Neal’s caliber. But as they rack up prospects at that position, it’s looking less like they will snag the one they want most.