Jayden Williams, one of the top rated recruits in the Kansas State 2021 recruiting class, decommitted this afternoon.
Thank you to all of the K-State coaches that recruited me, especially Coach Anderson, Coach Klieman , Coach Messingham , and Coach Braet. I have decided that it is best for me if I decommit from K-State. My recruitment is 100% open.— Jayden Williams (@imthejay7) November 12, 2020
Williams is 3* (86) athlete out of Valley High School in West Des Moines Iowa. He committed to the Wildcats on January 31st, and was expected to play running back in Manhattan.
Jayden was briefly teammates with Jake Rubley when K-State’s 4* QB commit out of Colorado transferred to Valley High School after the Colorado High School football season was cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns. Rubley was eventually ruled ineligible after starting the first 3 games for Valley.
The loss of Williams is a tough one. He profiled as one of the more explosive offensive recruits in the Wildcats 2021 class. Not being able to get recruits on campus is starting to take a toll on this class. Williams joins Matthew Langlois, DeShawn Page, and Noah Bolticoff as decommits.
The coaching staff is fast running out of uncommitted options to pursue, and will need to turn their attention to players they can potentially flip, or the JuCo ranks, to fill the rest of the class (a few uncommitted prospects like 3* WR Makai Cope are still in on the board) . Losing Williams and Langlois within a month of each other isn’t ideal, but such is life in college football recruiting.