Florida State Football Recruiting: Four-Star WR Hykeem Williams Joins Seminoles at CBS Sports HQ



Florida State added a pledge from one of the most talented skill players in the country as a four-star wide receiver Hykeem Williams, a senior at Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, dedicated to the Seminoles live on CBS Sports HQ. Williams, a borderline five-star prospect in the Class of 2023, chose Florida State over Texas A&M, Miami, Alabama, Pitt and Georgia.

Williams is a groundbreaking addition for Mike Norvell, and his commitment pushes Florida State into a top-15 class. He is by far the top recruit in the Seminoles class, joining three-star wideouts Darren Lawrence and Vandrevius Jacobs.

Listed at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, Williams is undoubtedly one of the top receiver recruits playing high school football. The senior is ranked No. 26 in the Top247 rankings and as a No. 5 recipient. The 247Sports Composite ranking also lists Williams as a five-star prospect. If Williams retains his position, he will soon earn one of the 32 five-star ratings handed out by the 247Sports reviewers.

247Sports Southeast Recruiting Analyst Andrew Ivins describes Williams as a “freaky athlete” in his August evaluation with Day 2 draft ability.

“Has a thick, muscular build and almost looks like a tight butt or even a linebacker in streetwear,” Ivins wrote. “Explosively – and more importantly – coordinated in almost everything he does … he is highly competitive after the catch and can take a quick screen or swing pass and turn it into a monster profit.”

Williams caught 40 passes for 750 yards and 11 touchdowns for Stranahan in 2021 while playing both receiver and edge rusher.

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