With the 2020 recruiting class nearly complete, the rebuilt Texas Longhorns coaching staff is largely focused on future cycles as it hits the road this week. On Tuesday, that meant an offer for 2022 Santa Ana (Cali.) Mater Dei wide receiver CJ Williams.
After a great morning blessed to be able to say that I have received an offer from THE University of Texas! Thank you @CoachChrisAsh for the opportunity. @MDFootball @GregBiggins @adamgorney @BrandonHuffman @chrisflores0321 @premiumsportsla #HookEm ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/21VykYI7fb— CJ Williams (@CJWilliams_03) January 28, 2020
The private Catholic school consistently produces talent, including quarterbacks Matt Leinart and Matt Barkley and usually serves as a pipeline to USC, but with the Trojans struggling to recruit under Clay Helton, there’s an opportunity for other programs to come in and recruit Mater Dei.
As a result, a number of SEC schools are already in pursuit of Williams, including Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, and LSU. Michigan, Oregon, and Michigan have also offered.
Williams is currently a 247Sports four-star prospect ranked as the No. 43 player nationally and the No. 7 wide receiver in the 2022 recruiting class.