Joel Williams Signs with Kentucky

National Signing Day Kentucky

Joel Williams has signed with Kentucky. Look inside to get the scoop on this exciting addition to the 2020 Wildcats class.

Joel Williams Profile

Joel Williams
Joel Williams

Williams is a 6-foot-1, 180 pound defensive back from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is rated 4 stars by and 4 stars by According to, Williams committed to the Wildcats on December 18, 2019.

Williams is considered one of the top 2020 high school football prospects in the Southeast. Other than Kentucky, some of Williams‘s most notable offers included Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Baylor, Arizona, Auburn, Florida State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State and Texas.

Williams is one of 21 known 2020 football commits for Kentucky. For a complete list of all the Kentucky‘s commits and signees check out our’s 2020 Kentucky Football Commit List.

Joel Williams Scouting Report

Joel Williams is confident with tackling skills and an impressive offer list most coaches would prefer seeing in their defensive backs. Incredibly athletic. Played both sides and returned kicks. May have a future returning at the next level. Like shown 03:26 in the video below, Williams reacts well to the play developing and breaks quickly to the carrier taking good pursuit routes and is agile enough to avoid blocks. May excel in zone coverage but the man skills are there as well. His hips and awareness show no signs of concern. Doesn’t have issues keeping up with receivers. (DT Yates)

Joel Williams Highlights

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