Miami hopes QB commit Emory Williams is just scratching the surface
By G. Allan Taylor, The Athletic
Settled and decisive, Williams signed with Miami on Dec. 21. A teenager who rarely dabbles in social media, never joined a 7-on-7 travel team and is more intertwined with FCA than NIL, he’s scheduled to enroll in two weeks — an underhyped member of the nation’s No. 4 recruiting class. David Morris, who has trained Williams at QB Country for the past six years, believes Miami may be getting “the sleeper of this class.”
He’s the 614th-ranked recruit, according to the 247Sports Composite, one reason Miami head coach Mario Cristobal likened Williams to his former Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert, who ranked 659th as a signee in 2016. Ponce sees elements of Joe Flacco in the way Williams stays poised in the pocket and displays a live arm,
Another comp that surfaces, one with a Canes connection, is Ken Dorsey, based on Williams’ reputation for studying copious amounts of film. At one juncture this past season, the online tracking tool revealed he had watched more game video than the rest of Milton’s team combined.
“A focused kid who’s dialed in,” Morris said. “He’s all ball.”
On the morning after taking his final high school exam, Williams drove 90 minutes for a 9 a.m. session at QB Country. The focus, as always, was on getting good so the talent can rise.