There needs to be a new NCAA rule implemented just to make things easier on defensive back coaches around the nation: Just let Corey Raymond take the recruits that he wants and, once he is done, then the rest of the coaches can start recruiting the position. What Raymond wants, Raymond gets and he did just that this weekend, securing the commitment of Andraez Williams, better known as Greedy Williams in the recruiting circles. The 6'2" corner has everything Raymond normally looks for in his corners and committed to the Tigers over the heavily-pursuing Texas A&M Aggies and the effort from Ole Miss and his Calvary Baptist teammate, and Rebels commit, Shea Patterson.
What Greedy Brings To Baton Rouge
(2013 highlights -- all that are available on HUDL)
Depending on where Saivion Smith ends up, Greedy could be the first corner that could stay at the position committed in this class. There has been a stark rise in ability even from the video of his sophomore year above to where he is at now. The speed has gotten faster and he has a more refined technique that helped him earn his spot at the prestigious The Opening event in the summer up at the Nike facilities in Oregon. Just last month, Greedy ran a 10.98 100m at the state track meet, finishing 5th but was .04 behind LSU signee Derrick Dillon, and was also the anchor on the 4x100 team that finished first at 42.67 seconds. He may need to add a little onto his 166-pound frame, which is never a problem at LSU with Moffitt at the helm in that department, but his length gives him the ability to be the shutdown corner that every team loves to have.
What This Means For LSU
It means a once-predicted top DB recruiting class for LSU just got even stronger. There were questions that the numbers game may cause Greedy to go out of state, but his confidence and commitment could mean this has the chance to be one of the best of all time. With the staff in the driver's seat for guys like Kristian Fulton, Trayvon Mullen and safety prospects Eric Monroe and Deontay Anderson, all four near the top of their positions. They won't get both Monroe and Anderson, but this class will only improve Raymond's resume and appeal across the nation, infuriating DB coaches and defensive coordinators around the country. Add this on to the 2015 class of Kevin Toliver, Donte Jackson, Xavier Lewis and Jeremy Cutrer, and you have two years of a cupboard filled with the elite at their position. If you're a top QB, you may want to start looking at playing at LSU or outside of the SEC because I can't imagine it will be fun facing these secondaries in the future.