If you base Alvin Williams off his star rating, there is a good chance that he is a top 5 or 6 recruit in previous classes. In fact, he is a top 5 recruit in 3 of the last 6 classes. The fact that he makes up the “backbone” of this 2020 class is a testament to the class as a whole and also a sign to me that Alvin Williams is very underrated.
Williams, from Cedar Grove outside Atlanta, is a natural edge rusher. At 6’4 and 220 pounds, he is a little skinny, but he fits into that Jimmie Gilbert mold of edge player. Alvin had offers from about half the SEC and Baylor before signing on to the Colorado Buffaloes, as we mentioned when he committed. He is a good prospect that will be a good player for CU.
Based off of the tape, Alvin and Mel share the same favorite word: Relentless. Williams never stops going after the ball, and he often gets there very fast. He is dogged in his pursuit of the ball, and his short, choppy steps when he gets close to his prey let him change direction quickly. He looks like a big cat out there. He has natural instincts and feel for the game, and he will likely only play as a stand-up OLB at CU, despite playing DE in high school. Give him a year to adjust, and he’ll terrorize the Pac-12 in no time.