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YAHTZEE! T.V. Williams commits to Kentucky!

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Picture courtesy of @Cassidy_Rob

ROLL THOSE DICE! Kentucky added its 20th member to the 2014 class tonight when 3-star wide receiver T.V. Williams committed to the Cats over Oregon State, Houston, Nebraska, and Iowa. Let’s get to know our newest Cat:

Wide Receiver

5’10”, 155 lbs.
McKinney, TX (McKinney)

ESPN: 5.5
Scout: #127 WR
24/7: #65 WR

40 speed: 4.4

Screen shot 2013-07-09 at 2.52.55 PM
(Via 247)

Twitter: @Trey1Williams

Why we need him:

Before tonight, UK’s 2014 class only had two wide receivers in Thaddeus Snodgrass and Pitt transfer Demitrius Davis. Williams’s ranking may not raise your eyebrows; because of his slight stature, he’s very underrated. But, what Williams lacks in size, he makes up for with speed. With a 4.4 40, he’s fast enough to play in the slot, and has the skills in the open field to turn a one-yard screen pass into an eighty-yard touchdown. As Nick Roush pointed out last month, Williams excels at getting open in the red zone and has the footwork to shake off defenders. With those playmaking skills, he could see time as a return specialist as well.

The fact that TV is from Texas is also important. Kentucky already has connections in the area because both Neal Brown and Chad Scott coached at Texas Tech, and expanding the BBN’s presence there is a no-brainer. TV’s commitment boosts the Cats back up to third in Rivals’ Team Rankings, behind Tennessee and Texas.

Why he wanted us:

TV’s commitment to UK may have been one of the worst keep secrets since Mike Edwards finally pulled the trigger, and for good reason. He’s got a very good bond with Drew Barker, Thaddeus Snodgrass, and the rest of the current commitments after hanging out together in Lexington for the Saturday Night Primetime Camp back in June. He also played in The Opening with Barker, Snodgrass, and top target Braxton Berrios.

The Air Raid offense should appeal to any top wide receiver coming out of high school, but TV is especially a fan. He’s became familiar with Neal Brown’s system while he was at Texas Tech, and his high school played a similar spread style. Also in UK’s favor? They were the only SEC school to offer him.

TV on TV:

“My playing strengths include my speed, hands and route running. Most schools see my speed as my biggest asset. Running a sub-4.4 consistently allows me to be a deep threat anywhere. I have schools that run everything from the ‘Power I’ to the ‘Air Raid’ offering me scholarships. If you watch my highlights or game film, you will see crisp routes, when called for and you’ll see me sitting in open holes, when called for. I pride myself on coverage recognition and adjusting my routes accordingly. On film, you will also see me catching everything! Throughout my high school career, I have only had 4 drops compared with over 100 catches.”

Watch him work:

Welcome aboard. Yahtzee.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

51 Comments for YAHTZEE! T.V. Williams commits to Kentucky!



  1. chief_cat
    8:47 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    TV Time! Yahtzee!



  2. Nekkid Wall
    8:47 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    This is the news I’ve been waiting for all day. YAHTZEE!



  3. Justin
    8:47 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Great pickup love it! TV in the slot just great



  4. Rollin dice
    8:49 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Better late than never, but never late is better. YAHTZEE!!!!!!! Welcome to BBN TV



  5. Pooter
    8:49 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    “4 drops compared with over 100 catches”… welcome aboard! YAHTZEE!



  6. Go Deep!
    8:54 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    S-T-O-O-O-O-P-S!!!!!



  7. Ronnieo4
    8:56 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Awesome tee-shirt, welcome aboard.



  8. Cast
    8:59 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Stoops can’t be stooped!!!!!!!!!



  9. BigBlue
    8:59 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Great pic up!! Stooooooooooooooops!!!



  10. CoachKblow
    8:59 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    I think his nickname should be. Big Screen



  11. gbhj
    9:00 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    How do we have 20? Are we counting Brady?



  12. Colors that start with Urple
    9:00 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    I LIKE this kid. Nice moves.



  13. Question
    9:00 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    First off let me start by saying extremely happy with this, I personally prefer TV over Berrios. My question is does this put on the outside looking in when it comes to Artavis Scott?



  14. Cast
    9:01 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Special teams should be great next year.



  15. Sadface
    9:06 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    @TT, Thanks had no idea. Kid has STAR written all over him.



  16. Herm
    9:08 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Who is number 55 in the pic with our commits?



  17. Ville Cat
    9:13 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Does this pick up have any effect on Berrios?



  18. Fake Rick Grimes
    9:13 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    The football season keeps looking better and better. Nothing but uphill from here



  19. Joe
    9:17 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    You heard it here first, stars don’t mean shit! Randall Cobb part deaux! Well maybe not Randall, but he does have golden eyes. In a not gay way, that was for mrs. Tyler. YAHTZEE!



  20. dmaggard
    9:19 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Scott committed to clemson during elite 11 where have you been?



  21. On the way up
    9:20 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    That shirt is clean! Anyone know where I can buy one?



  22. cassandra
    9:21 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    so he has good hands? Our receivers in previous years just love to drop passes



  23. OwensboroBro
    9:25 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Anybody besides me and #18 think this could effect berrios? I would take berrios anyday over TV.



  24. lloyd
    9:26 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Its funny that the last commitment we had from Mckinney also went by initials, G.J. as in the G.J. Vilarino



  25. FeedMeSeymour
    9:28 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Berrios will not be affected. Coaches have said all along that they want at least 5 WRs in this class. Berrios will have spot, regardless.



  26. Matt Bonez
    9:28 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    YAHTZEE!! lol BBN making fools of themselves

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tHqynJvrpQ



  27. Laker Cat 18
    9:36 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Get north and south! Won’t be able to dance in the SEC. Hopefully our QB’s can get him the football in stride, unlike the one in the video. Not a bad get with this one! Go Cats!



  28. Laker Cat 18
    9:37 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    24. We have NO starting receivers right now. Berrios has just as good of a shot to start as anyone. Bring it on down Mr. Berrios!



  29. BBN
    9:38 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    He is too small to make much of an impact in the SEC. Most of the 4 star and 5 star receives have size (over 6’0 ft tall) and speed.



  30. lame
    9:51 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Steal the skills page from 24/7 and pretend it’s yours. derp.



  31. cracka
    9:52 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    30 – he’s the same size as craig yeast



  32. jpizzle
    9:59 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Speed- 9, Hands- 8 we could be saying “TV got loose!” a lot



  33. Kadizkat
    10:00 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Glad to see UL fans are still visiting this site. #lilbrothereffect



  34. 1_Cool_CAT
    10:03 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Excited to have this kid!!!! Also, love all the band drums playing in this video .. Nuttin like the band playing on Friday Nights….Waitin on football season!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  35. Citation Present
    10:11 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    31-It says (Via 247) beneath the graphic



  36. 31 is a Card Fan
    10:19 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Ya seriously 31 it says via 24/7 under the article retard



  37. 31rightdoe
    10:29 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    It didn’t say via 247 that until 31 posted it lol.



  38. BBN
    10:34 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    32 – Ask anyone outside of BBN if they have ever heard of Craig Yeast. What did he do in the NFL exactly? Many of the taller, faster receivers who are 4 & 5 star prospects will have NFL careers.



  39. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    10:41 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome Mr. Williams.
    I like that Coach Stoops is recruiting WR’s to play WR. Joker would bring in guys that had never played WR, and most played in college like they where not a WR.



  40. Owensboro/UK/ND
    10:47 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Oh ya!! Got tickets to UK/WKU game!! stoooooppsss!



  41. bilabong
    10:49 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    39. Who gives a rats ass what Yeast did in the NFL? He was excellent in college which was your original point.



  42. Kaptain Kat
    11:42 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    Peter Warrick 2.0!



  43. theSkinny81
    11:44 pm July 9, 2013 Permalink

    39 – LMAO. Seriously? Wow.



  44. Some Guy in Kentucky
    7:59 am July 10, 2013 Permalink

    Wasn’t Yeast a All-SEC player at UK? I would take that from any WR UK gets.



  45. Deebo
    8:50 am July 10, 2013 Permalink

    30. Wes Welker, Percy Harvin, Tavon Austin. All under 6ft and making serious cash as NFL players.



  46. BBN
    8:56 am July 10, 2013 Permalink

    46: Wow! You were able to name three WRs in the entire NFL. Not very good odds for success and a good indicator that most s all WR do not make it in elite football conferences like the SEC, much less the NFL. I would love for T.V. Williams to perform like the three WR you named in the NFL. Unfortunately the odds are against it happening.



  47. Not BBN
    9:05 am July 10, 2013 Permalink

    47. Your point was not valid and you got called out. Yeast was successful in the SEC. TV can be successful in the SEC. See an endless list of players that have shown you can succeed in college and not pan out in the NFL…start with Tebow (one of the best college players in his class) and move down from there…



  48. Costa Rica
    9:11 am July 10, 2013 Permalink

    Great pickup. At this rate, we’ll have 87 commitments by signing day. 🙂



  49. UKNeal7
    9:25 am July 10, 2013 Permalink

    Man, his team loved to run that read option fly route.



  50. dshwildcats
    9:31 am July 10, 2013 Permalink

    FeedMeSeymour,

    You’re absolutely right, brother! I don’t think you can have too many receivers in this type of offense. I think back to 1997 when Mumme brought in the Air Raid, and we had all kinds of guys catching passes: Craig Yeast; Kio Sanford; Kevin Coleman; Jimmy Robinson; Lance Mickelsen; James Whalen; Jimmy Haley, etc., and that’s not counting Anthony White and Derek Homer out of the backfield. If this offense is truly having success, there’ no reason why we can’t have three 1,000 receivers in a season.

    Come on down Berrios! There’s enough receptions to go around for everyone!