Syracuse got its second commitment for 2018 Monday night when three-star Athlete Atrilleon “Trill” Williams tweeted his commitment to the Orange. Williams, a native of White Plains, New York, originally committed to Rutgers, but de-committed from the Scarlet Knights about two months ago. When he re-opened his commitment, he held offers from Boston College, Temple, UConn and several others, according to 247Sports.
I'd like to thank,the schools and coaches that took time out to recruit me.After talking it over with Family and Coaches I've decided to⬇️🍊 pic.twitter.com/kfheCsp7bW
— Trill Williams (@GOLD3N_BOII2) March 28, 2017
Williams joins Offensive Tackle Gabe Horan as the only two players who have committed to the Orange for 2018. Horan is a Baldwinsville native and is also listed as a three-star recruit. It is notable that the Orange have two commits and both of them are from Upstate New York. This number already matches the number of commits from the state of New York in the class of 2017. There were 23 players in that class. Dino Babers stressed in his first National Signing Day press conference in February of 2016 that he is determined to win the local state recruiting battles. He wanted to beat out schools like Rutgers to grab recruits from New York and New Jersey. If that is a goal for 2018, Babers is off to a good start.
Williams at 6-2 and 180 pounds. He runs a 4.43 40-yard dash, according to 247. Williams plays defensive back in high school, but the fact that he is listed as an athlete suggests he can play on either side of the ball. Syracuse fans hardly need reminding that the team is thin in the secondary and they will take anyone they can get.
This is just the beginning of the 2018 recruiting cycle and the Orange are likely to add twenty or more players to the class of 2018. Fizz will have all of these recruits covered, all the way up to National Signing Day 2018.