Former Alabama Safety Commits to Big 10 Program
Former Alabama safety Kaine Williams has committed to Nebraska, according to Matt Zenitz, senior national college football reporter for On3Sports.
The redshirt freshman only saw time in one game last season, the national championship loss versus Georgia. However, Williams did see limited time in Alabama's annual A-Day Game in April, recording one solo tackle for the white team.
Williams ranked at No. 169 nationally, No. 7 in safeties, and No. 6 in the state of La., according to ESPN 300 class of 2021 prospects.
"Big-framed safety with good height and bulk relative to the position. Owns virtually college-ready size at safety and could grow into hybrid player or true off-line linebacker. Rangy at the back end and instinctive in coverage. Big production as a sophomore with six INT's. Dipped slightly as a junior but still good production. Has consistently shown good ball skills, as evidenced by 10 INT's in two seasons. Willing participant against the run with encouraging pursuit ability and closing speed," said 247 Sports Midlands region recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks.
The class of 2021 prospect chose Alabama over multiple SEC schools, including Auburn, Texas A&M, and Tennessee.
Alabama gave Williams an offer in 2019, and since then attended a camp, Junior Day, and made an unofficial visit before committing and signing with the Crimson Tide in 2020. He spent 11 months at The Capstone before entering his name in the transfer portal at the end of April.
Williams is the eighteenth Tide player to enter the transfer portal since the start of 2022.