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2025 LB Anthony Williams decommits from Texas

Joe Cookby:Joe Cook04/04/24


After giving the Longhorns his pledge on New Years Day, 2025 Pearland (Texas) Shadow Creek linebacker Anthony Williams elected to back off his commitment on Thursday night.

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“First off, I would like to thank God for giving me the opportunity to play this game and have the chance to play at the next level,” Williams wrote. “The University of Texas has been nothing but great to me and I can’t thank them enough, but I have made the decision to decommit from The University of Texas. My recruitment is officially reopened.”

Williams had recently set visit plans for TCU and Florida.

In January, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound three-star chose the Longhorns over 25+ offers including Notre Dame, Oregon, Nebraska, Auburn, TCU, Houston, and others.

Williams was ranked as the No. 501 overall prospect, the No. 51 linebacker, and the No. 81 player in Texas according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a proprietary algorithm that compiles ratings and rankings from all four primary recruiting media services.

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On3 ranks Williams as the No. 41 linebacker and the No. 74 prospect in the state of Texas.

The Longhorns now boast the No. 11 class in the On3 Recruiting Rankings after Williams’ decommitment. The Longhorns also rank 5th in the SEC in the same rankings.

Texas currently has pledges in its 2025 class from Texarkana (Texas) Pleasant Grove EDGE Lance Jackson, Saraland (Ala.) QB K.J. Lacey, Calhoun (Ga.) TE Emaree Winston, and Melbourne (Fla.) Eau Gallie DL Brandon Brown.

The Longhorns are set to host some of their top 2025 and 2026 recruiting targets this weekend in Austin during Texas’ Saturday spring scrimmage. Stay up to date with the latest in Texas Longhorns football recruiting here.

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