Indiana football coach Kevin Wilson received a late recruiting present Thursday when the Hoosiers staff announced the addition of four-star recruit Taj Williams. Williams is the 23rd member of IU's 2013 class.
The 6-4, 175-pounder played at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Fla. Williams is a Rivals.com four-star prospect who is rated No. 214 in Rivals250, the No. 25wide receiver nationally and the No. 34 prospect in Florida by Rivals.com.
He's considered a "good get" as the Hoosiers continue to reshape and improve their talent base. Williams joins a talented offensive unit that has the potential to be explosive if starting quarterback Tre Roberson remains healthy.
Williams made 56 receptions for 786 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior. He also recorded four interceptions as a defensive back, including one to seal Lincoln’s regional championship victory.
A first team all-state selection, Williams played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl. He was named the Leon County wide receiver of the year and selected a team captain and Lincoln’s most valuable player.
Williams also is a track standout, where he claimed a 2012 state championship as a member of Lincoln’s 4x100 relay team.
Rivals.com ranks Indiana’s signing class fourth in the Big Ten and 38th nationally. Williams is the fifth four-star prospect in the class.
Extra Points: IU rounded out its coaching staff with the hire of William Inge as co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach. Assistant head coach Doug Mallory will serve defensive coordinator and continue to oversee the safeties.
Inge was the Buffalo Bills assistant defensive line coach in 2012 after two seasons as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at the University of Buffalo. He has 12 years of coaching experience, including stints as the linebackers coach at the University of Cincinnati (2008-09) and San Diego State University (2006-07).