Mykelti Williams inked on the dotted line and officially became a member of the Notre Dame football. Williams selected the Irish late in the process when Notre Dame finally offered a scholarship. In fact, he pledged his services to the Irish one day after receiving the official offer.
Williams held offers from Minnesota, Akron, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Purdue, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.
Mykelti Williams played his high school football at Warren Central in Indianapolis. Warren Central is the same high school that produced Notre Dame Captain Sheldon Day. During his Senior year, Williams collected 74 tackles and 7 interceptions.
The in-state product will have the opportunity to play immediately. Currently, the Irish only have four scholarship Safeties. Two of those players, Drue Tranquill and Nicky Baratti, are recovering from season ending injuries.
247Sports Rankings for Mykelti Williams
- National: NR
- Position: 20th
- State: 4th
Scouting Report from Nick Combs:
The 5’11″ 193 pound defensive back is known for his downhill play at the safety position. He reads and reacts well to the play that is developing. Williams takes good angles to the football, putting himself in a good position to tackle the ball carrier. Needs more experience in man coverage, seems to play a lot of zone and doesn’t have to play man very much. In Coach VanGorder’s defense there will be a lot of different coverages mixed in with the blitz packages and defensive backs have to be able to cover a lot of ground in zone and man with not much help over top. Williams could be considered more of a corner if he can prove his man to man coverage is better than what some scouts think.