Three-star wide receiver Marlon Williams committed to USC football’s class of 2017 Thursday afternoon.
The Alabama-native announced his decision to commit to USC football on Twitter one day after receiving a scholarship offer from the Trojan coaches.
“I would like to thank God for the opportunity that he has put me in today to be able to make this announcement. After talking if over with my family and coaches, I have come to the conclusion that I will play collegiate football at The University of Southern California,” Williams wrote in his tweet. “This decision came due to my long time dream of playing for the USC Trojans. I cannot wait to put on that Cardinal and Gold uniform. Go Trojans.”
Williams is a three-star recruit for 2017 and the 118th-ranked receiver in the class.
Though his national ranking reflects the early stages of 2017 recruiting, there is a sense that Williams has plenty of room to grow. At 6-foot-1, he impressed scouts at the Army All-American Combine earlier this month with a 39-inch vertical, according to AL.com.
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The commitment gives USC four total commits for the 2017 class with a year left of recruiting to finish. Four-star recruits like safety Bubba Bolden, cornrback Thomas Graham and running back Stephen Carr are also committed, though the latter two recently opened up their recruitment.
Williams’ commitment comes just a day after USC received the commitment of another three-star prospect, Derrick Smith. However, Smith recanted his commitment soon after posting it on Twitter.
Tee Martin and the Trojans recruiters will be hoping that this commitment comes with significantly less drama.