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Taj Williams, a four-star wide receiver from Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Fla., signed his letter of intent Thursday to become the 23rd member of Indiana’s Class of 2013. From IU sports info.
TAJ WILLIAMS SIGNS NLI, HOOSIERS 23RD 2013 SIGNEE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson announced Thursday one of the nation’s top prep wide receivers, Taj Williams, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Indiana University in 2013. Williams is the 23rd member of the Hoosiers 2013 signing class.
The 6-4, 175-pounder played for head coach Yusuf Shakir at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Fla. Williams is a Rivals.com four-star prospect who is rated No. 214 in Rivals250, the No. 25wide receiver nationally and the No. 34 prospect in Florida by Rivals.com.
Williams made 56 receptions for 786 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior. He also recorded four interceptions as a defensive back, including one to seal Lincoln’s regional championship victory.
A first team all-state selection, Williams played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl. He was named the Leon County wide receiver of the year and selected a team captain and Lincoln’s most valuable player.
Williams also is a track standout, where he claimed a 2012 state championship as a member of Lincoln’s 4×100 relay team.
Rivals.com ranks Indiana’s signing class fourth in the Big Ten and 38th nationally. Williams is the fifth four-star prospect in the class, which is tied with Nebraska for the third-most in the conference, trailing only Ohio State and Michigan.
IU has signed 13 defensive players, six offensive players and four athletes. The Hoosiers have added six defensive linemen, four linebackers and three defensive backs on defense and three wide receivers, two tight ends and one running back on offense.
The class features players from eight different states, including six from Florida, five from Indiana, four from Georgia, four from Ohio, one from Illinois, one from Nebraska, one from Louisiana and one from New York.