We are just one week away from Alabama kicking off their 2020 season against the Missouri Tigers, in Columbia. Here at TTS, we wanted to give the fans a little feature on a freshman who has made some noise throughout fall camp, but maybe hasn’t received the recognition that fellow freshmen Will Anderson, Bryce Young, Brian Branch, or Malachi Moore have. Today we will look at Roydell Williams.
Roydell came to the capstone as a consensus four star from Hueytown, Alabama. Williams was first team all state in both his junior and senior years of high school. Roydell did not attend any of the camps that a lot of highly touted prospects do and had he, I believe Williams might have competed for the number one rated running back ranking in the 2020 class. Physically, Williams was ready for college as a high school senior. He developed into a threat out of the backfield as s senior, and has naturally soft hands that Alabama OC Steve Sarkisian will defiantly take advantage of.
Williams joins an already loaded backfield in Tuscaloosa with the likes of Najee Harris and Brian Robinson Jr. each returning for the senior seasons. Also redshirt freshman sensation Trey Sanders is expected to make a big impact in 2020. But keep an eye our for Roydell Williams to be the fourth option in the backfield this season. We reported a couple weeks ago that some of the freshman backs could possibly be an option on special teams for the Tide this fall, and I expect Roydell to be apart of that.
He might not be a household name after this season, but 2021 could be the year that Roydell Williams puts the rest of the SEC on notice.
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