Alabama Lands 5th Commitment for 2021
Kaine Williams becomes the fifth commitment for the Crimson Tide in the 2021 recruiting cycle. Williams is a four-star prospect out of John Ehret High School in Marrero, Louisiana. The 247Sports composite ranks him as the fifth best safety in the 2021 class and the sixth overall recruit in the state of Louisiana. The 247 composite gives him a .9376 and the 141st overall prospect in the 2021 class.
Williams is a 6-foot-2, 205 pound athlete who some project could move to linebacker at the college level, he joins linebacker Deontae Lawson and defensive lineman Anquin Barnes as 2021 defensive members of the Alabama 2021 recruiting class. The Crimson Tide made a scholarship offer to Williams on June 16, 2019 after he attended a summer camp in Tuscaloosa.
His last college visit was to Tuscaloosa for "Junior Day" in March, prior to the NCAA instituting a mandatory dead period. Williams chooses the Crimson Tide over LSU, Texas A&M, Auburn and others. His primary recruiter on the Alabama staff is defensive coordinator Pete Golding with obviously Nick Saban doing the closing.
You can view some highlight tape of the Louisiana safety here.
In two seasons at John Ehret High School, Williams has accumulated 123 tackles, 10 interceptions, 10 pass break-ups and forced four fumbles. Defensive back is an important position for the Crimson Tide to address in the 2021 class given that Alabama lost five defensive backs this past year to the NFL Draft and transfer portal. Alabama could lose another five defensive backs in the upcoming offseason.
Williams originally planned to make a commitment on March 24 but decided to postpone his decision until today.