Last Thursday, 2018 JUCO DB Domonique Williams pledged his commitment to Kentucky over offers from Iowa State, UNLV, and Colorado State, among others.
Williams became the twelfth recruit to join UK’s heralded 2018 recruiting class, moving the Wildcats into the top-25 of the recruiting rankings.
In case you didn’t see his commitment, you can watch it below:
Romans 12:12 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/oV7QRUFmuO
— Dom Williams 🤧 (@dom21_) June 16, 2017
KSR sat down with Williams to discuss his commitment to Kentucky, his future role on the defense, his relationship with the Wildcat coaching staff, and how excited he is to play in front of the Big Blue Nation.
When it came to UK, Williams says his fit on the defense and his opportunity to make it to the NFL under Mark Stoops separated the Wildcats from the pack.
“I chose Kentucky because I feel like I fit in there extremely well. I can do big things to help make Kentucky a better team in the future. I know that playing for Coach Stoops and Coach Clinkscale will help me get to the next level,” Williams said.
The 6’0, 190-pound defensive back had an extremely impressive camp last week at UK, causing the Wildcat coaching staff to pull the Tennessee native aside and offer him a scholarship on the spot. He said his versatility in the secondary turned heads.
“I think the coaching staff loves the fact that I can play multiple positions in the secondary. At camp last week I was playing regular CB, but during 1-on-1 drills, I played some nickel as well. I do a great job of guarding slot receivers,” said Williams.
With so much talent at camp last week, Williams said he wanted to make sure he did his part recruiting some high-level prospects to join him as a Kentucky Wildcat.
Two of those recruits? Four-star athlete Quindarious Monday and cornerback Jalen Huff.
“I was with (Quindarious) Monday & Jalen (Huff) for the most part. They both have offers from UK as well. They were both cool and we follow each other on Twitter and everything to stay in contact. We have a really good relationship.”
After recording 49 tackles, ten pass breakups, and three interceptions last season for Highland CC, Williams says he knows exactly what he needs to work on in the near future to thrive at the next level.
“I need to work on attacking and playing the ball better while it’s in the air. Last year I had a lot of deflections, but I couldn’t convert them all to interceptions. If I can turn all of them into interceptions, I know I will be able to make an impact and change the game a lot more.”
When asked about the Kentucky fanbase, Williams says they played a big part in his decision to attend UK next season.
“The BBN is absolutely crazy,” Williams said. “They show major love and I love it. I can’t wait to make plays in front of all of them at Kroger Field next fall”
With college football recruiting being a never-ending cycle, Williams wants the Kentucky fanbase to know he is here to stay.
“I am 100% committed to the University of Kentucky.”
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