USC adds commitment from 4-star 2024 linebacker Dylan Williams
USC got some good news to start the day on Monday.
Dylan Williams, one of the top linebackers on the West Coast in the 2024 cycle and one of California’s best prospects, announced that he’ll be staying home at the next level. Williams will be a Trojan. He shared the news in a post on social media.
— Dylan Williams (@Dwill_2024) April 11, 2022
“USC was my dream school when I was little,” Williams told 247Sports. “It was more than that though, I didn’t just commit because it was my favorite school growing up, I feel like it was the best all-around fit for me now.
“It’s a winning program and I’m (excited) about the direction the program is going. I like the defense and how well I fit in. They see me as a weak-side ‘backer and I like how they plan to use me. I also have a great relationship with the coaching staff so it’s just a great situation for me.”
Williams is a 4-star, per the 247 Composite, and the 195th-ranked player in the class overall. Listed already at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, Williams projects as the kind of player who can fit into an all-around role off the edge. He shows off good athleticism for his size and played early for Long Beach Poly (Calif.), seeing varsity snaps as a freshman while totaling 18 tackles, four sacks, and two interceptions during an abbreviated four-game spring season.
His commitment gives USC three known pledges now for the 2024 cycle, joining Poly wideout and teammate Jason Robinson and Calabasas (Calif.) defensive back Aaron Butler. Both players are top-150 prospects and 4-stars. Though still very early, Williams’ addition bumps the Trojans’ class rank up above Texas and right behind Florida State for the second-best class in the country.
You can view Williams’ highlight tape below, via Hudl: