He is the nation’s No. 118 overall prospect, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. Williams also ranks as the No. 18 wide receiver in the country and the No. 2 senior in the state of Mississippi.
Williams becomes the 10th member of Ole Miss’ 2023 recruiting class, a group headlined by top-100 Raleigh (Miss.) linebacker Suntarine Perkins. The Rebels’ group, which features seven blue-chip prospects, currently ranks No. 29 in the On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings.
Ayden Williams Scouting Summary
“Physically-developed pass catcher who is one of the smoothest route-runners in the 2023 cycle. Measured at over 6-foot-2, 190 pounds prior to his senior season. Has a filled out build, particularly in his lower body. Highly productive on Friday nights, accounting for 1,256 yards and 15 touchdowns on 69 catches. A savvy, technical receiver who separates with change of direction within his routes.
.. Has good feet. Beats corners on double moves. Physical and tough to bring down after the catch on Friday nights. Has soft hands. Performed well in 1-on-1’s against top cornerbacks at Under Armour’s Atlanta camp prior to his senior season. Has not shown top-end long speed to this point. While he has good ball skills, does not have overly long arms which can affect the catch radius in contested situations.”