Vanderbilt's 2018 recruiting class continued to grow on Sunday when Memphis (Whitehaven HS) defensive back Rayshad Williams announced he would continue his education at the Nashville school.
Williams announced his commitment in a Twitter in which he thanked everyone who has helped him in his athletic and academic pursuits. Finally, he wrote, "I've made my decision to verbally commit to Vanderbilt University!"
Arkansas, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Colorado, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Memphis were other FBS schools in the hunt for Williams. He had recently narrowed his list of favorite schools to five with Virginia Tech as No. 1 and Vanderbilt No. 5. However, something about Vandy caught his attention and he picked the 'Dores.
Standing 6-foot-4, Williams is a rangy player who can cause opposing passers problems with his height. Watching his video, he's a vicious tackler with great footwork. Listed as a cornerback prospect by most services, it wouldn't be surprising to see him end up as an outside linebacker later in his Vandy career if he adds some more bulk and muscle. He also played some quarterback for the 2016 state champion Whitehaven team.
Williams looks like another solid pickup for the Commodore program.
The Memphis DB is Vanderbilt's 12th commit of the 2018 recruiting class. For a complete list of 2018 Vanderbilt football commits click HERE.
— Shad⚠️ (@WilliamsRayshad) June 26, 2017