James Williams, Miami safety, reaches decision on 2024 NFL Draft
James Williams was the 3rd player from Miami to announce he is turning pro as of Tuesday.
Williams joined Leonard Taylor III and Javion Cohen as Hurricanes to make the same decision.
Miami was led in tackles by Williams, who had a career high in that stat this year. Williams had 73 total tackles, 1 interception, 5 passes defended, 1 fumble recovery, and 2 forced fumbles.
No decision has been made on whether Williams be playing in Miami’s bowl game with Rutgers.
Here’s what Williams said about the move:
“First off, I want to start by thanking God. Without him, none of this would be possible. I’d like to thank my teammates for supporting me and pushing each other to be great,” Williams wrote. “Finally, I’d like to thank the fans. Thank you for cheering me and my brothers through thick and thin. With that being said, I am announcing that I will foregoing my remaining year of eligibility to pursue my dream of playing in the NFL.”
Hurricanes safety James Williams announces he is entering the NFL draft, as we previously reported he was expected to do.
Williams, an American Heritage alum, is the third UM player to announce he is turning pro, joining Leonard Taylor and Javion Cohen. pic.twitter.com/34CP0Gc7uL
— Adam Lichtenstein (@ABLichtenstein) December 5, 2023
The Hurricanes drew the Pinstripe Bowl after a 7-5 regular season finish. Miami has never lost to Rutgers in program history and is 11-0 against the Scarlet Knights coming into the game.
That game kicks off from Yankee Stadium on Dec. 28.