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Colorado Football - Ryan Williams is a Buff

The quick-twitch DL makes it official

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Chris Wilson has earned everything he’s received in terms of accolades. The coach is a defensive line whisperer who has worked miracles in two different stints with the Buffaloes. Under Gary Barnett, he created monsters that swallowed up Big 12 teams. Under Karl Dorrell, he inherited some bad dudes and made badass dudes. Ryan Williams is next in line to be a baaaaaaaaad man.

Ryan Williams has a hell of a starting point. He is 6’5 and 260 pounds, and he plays at Shadow Creek High School, which is the coolest high school name I’ve ever heard. He plays on the outside of a 4-3 defensive line in high school, but he may shift inside as he gets bigger. Here is what we said about Ryan Williams when he committed:

Williams is an incoming senior, so he will part of the 2021 recruiting class. His only offer right now is from nearby Texas Southern, although he did draw interest from Arkansas and Oregon. It appears that Williams is late bloomer who should continue to get better as he fills out his current 6’4, 240-lbs. frame.

He’s a player who Buffs coach Chris Wilson fell in love with, per Adam Munsterteiger. Going off some film, he doesn’t appear an explosive athlete, but he reads the field well, knows how to free up his teammates, and can make big plays through anticipation. It’s easy to see him playing the 3-technique in the Buffs’ 3-4 defense.

Welcome, Ryan!