Things just keep getting better for the Virginia Cavaliers. Straight off of its big Saturday night win over Florida State, 2020 defensive end Brandon Williams decided he wanted to continue his playing career in Charlottesville with Bronco Mendenhall and the Hoos.
After an incredible Official Visit, I am blessed to be able to commit to The University of Virginia!! #GoHoos pic.twitter.com/wd22KgY2Wt— Brandon Williams (@Bwilliams1556) September 15, 2019
Williams, who is listed at 6’3, 225 pounds, is a 4-star rated recruit (per Rivals) out of Isidore Newman School in New Orleans. He was in Charlottesville over the weekend for his official visit and picked Virginia over offers from Tennessee, Texas A&M, Purdue, Florida, and Miami, among others.
He becomes the 11th member of the 2020 class and is the highest rated of the group. Two other 4-star prospects — OL Jimmy Christ and DB Ja’Darius Clark — are already committed in the class. According to ESPN, Williams is a. 4-star recruit and is ranked No. 293 on the ESPN Top 300 for the class.
The defensive line, coached by Vic So’oto, has shown marked improvement and has become one of the strongest units on the team. Players like Eli Hanback, Aaron Faumui, Jowon Briggs, Mandy Alonso, and Richard Burney have helped the Hoos amass 14 sacks on the season — tied for second in the nation — and hold opponents to an average of 18 points per game. Williams will continue to add depth and keep the D-Line strong for seasons to come.