It was a busy weekend for the Miami Hurricanes, as campus visitors along with the Battle Miami camp coincided with each other. As we continue to sift through the news of this weekend, one particular receiver has piqued Miami’s interest. 2023 four-star wide receiver Hykeem Williams has an interest in Miami, and the interest is mutual. This news was first reported by Gaby Urrutia of 247Sports.
Williams is the 11th overall wide receiver in the 2023 class, and the 11th overall player in his class from the state of Florida per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. His primary recruiter is wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon.
What could he bring to Miami Hurricanes?
Williams measures in at six-foot-three, 195 pounds. He is a very solid outside wide receiver. He is not tremendously quick out of his break, but that’s not his specialty. Williams makes things happen after the catch. Once he has the football in his hands, he can get away from defenders with ease. In that respect, he is an impact playmaker. He is still a tremendous big-play threat, just not initially out of his break.
The Fort Lauderdale native played for Stranahan High School. He caught 31 passes for 693 yards and six touchdowns. in terms of what Miami is trying to recruit at the wide receiver position, he fits exactly the type of play style they are looking for.
Currently, the 2023 Miami recruiting class ranks 44th nationally and fifth overall in ACC per the 247Sports team rankings. The class only has one commitment at the moment in wide receiver Lamar Seymour.
Pairing Williams with a guy like Seymour could spell very good news for Miami. That would give them to playmakers they could build the class around. If the Hurricanes were able to land this commitment, it would give them two commitments for this class, with much of the recruiting cycle still to go.