Notre Dame class of 2019 running back commitment Kyren Williams made one of the plays of the week last week. The kind of play that regardless of his competition level, offense, or anything else that should get Notre Dame fans pretty excited.
In the play, seen below, Williams hauls in a pass from out of the backfield, completely jukes a defender out of the play, then proceeds to just run over a poor, hapless defender trying to slow him down on his way to a touchdown.
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The play shows almost Williams’ entire versatile skillset in just a few seconds – soft hands, athleticism to make someone miss, and then the power to run someone over. In one play Williams shows why he is a perfect running back for the offense Notre Dame wants to run.
Back when Williams committed to Notre Dame in June there were more “highly” rated running backs on the board according to recruiting services. There weren’t, however, any more highly rated backs on the board for the Notre Dame coaching staff at the time. Plays like this make it easy to see why.
After Williams commitment, Greg wrote that Williams could bounce off of contact easily. “He reminds me a lot of Golden Tate the way he’s able to absorb contact and brush it off, like ‘obviously this little tackle attempt on me isn’t going to work’,” he wrote. Clearly little tackle attempts will not work on Williams.
Hopefully we see a lot more plays like this one for the next 4 years from Williams once he arrives on campus next year.