#collegesafety | LSU makes the cut for four-star safety Kaine Williams

2021 Marrero (La.) John Ehret safety Kaine Williams announced his Top 6 schools on Friday via Twitter, including LSU in the mix along with Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma and Texas A&M.

“I want to thank all the schools who have recruited me so far,” Williams wrote in the tweet. “Please respect my decision as these are MY Top 6 schools I feel are best for me at this time. My recruitment is still open. Lets Eat.”

The industry-generated 247Sports Composite ranks the 6-2, 195-pound defensive back as a four-star prospect, coming in as the No. 88 overall prospect in the country, No. 3 safety in the nation and No. 5 overall prospect in Louisiana. 247Sports ranks him even higher, coming in at No. 72 nationally, No. 3 safety in the country and No. 4 overall prospect in Louisiana.

In addition to his Top 6, Arkansas, Auburn, Miami, Tennessee and others offered Williams, who notched 50 tackles, 10 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and four interceptions as a junior. The 247Sports Crystal Ball has on prediction in for Williams to land at LSU.

Last March, Williams clocked a 4.38 pro-shuttle and a 32-inch vertical at The Opening Regional in New Orleans. Here’s Williams’ 247Sports scouting report according to analyst GabeBrooks:

“Big-framed safety with good height and plenty of space to continue adding bulk in college. Instinctive in coverage. Patrols a lot of territory at the back end. Ballhawking safety who’s constantly around the ball. Provided terrific production as a sophomore (73 tackles, six interceptions). Dangerous with the ball and becomes a threat to score after the INT.

“Shows encouraging ability to break on the ball. Flashes impressive closing speed against the run. Generally delivers some pop upon arrival. Needs to improve consistency with tackling technique. Often a shoulder tackler instead of a wrap-up hitter. Will need to continue to fill out to maximize strength and close-quarters power. Owns strong safety frame potential but may better fit center field-type free safety role. Bona fide high-major prospect with long-term potential to reach top half of the NFL Draft.”

Earlier this fall, Williams said he hoped LSU could bring home a National Championship to Louisiana and that area recruiter Mickey Joseph and safeties coach Bill Busch impress him.

“They always have a good program. It’s DBU,” Williams explained. “Coach Mickey is like family. I’m talking with him almost every day. Coach Busch is a nice guy. He’s smart and knows what he’s doing. I like how they come down to the ball and make plays on the ball in the air.”

Currently, LSU has four 2021 commitments in punter Peyton Todd, defensive tackle Anthony Hundley, linebacker Raesjon Davis and wide receiver Deion Smith. The class ranks No. 16 in the country on the 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting Rankings.

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