Wide Receiver Recruiting
Class of 2023 four-star wide receiver Hykeem Williams is one of the most highly sought-after recruits in the state of Florida. The talented 6-foot-3, 195-pound dual-sport athlete, who just won a basketball state championship last night is one of the top overall players on FSU’s board in the 2023 cycle. He made the trip to Florida State on Sunday, the 6th, to see FSU once again.
“I just like being around here,” said Williams when asked why he decided to visit. “It’s a great vibe all around. The head coach, to the recruiting staff, to the players – it’s just always great vibes.”
Right off the bat, Williams was given a warm welcome by the FSU staff upon arrival, where many of them were ready by the doors to greet him.
“I didn’t expect that,” said Williams regarding that experience. “It definitely made me feel comfortable out here. It shocked me.”
Relationship With Coach Dugans
The Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Stranahan product stuck with wide receivers coach Ron Dugans during the visit, who is his primary recruiter.
“We talk almost every day, and not just about football but about life, so it’s a good relationship.”
After this visit, where does Florida State stand with Williams?
“They’re a definitely a top school in my recruitment. I talk to them a lot and they show a lot of love. My former teammate (Omar Graham Jr.) plays here.”
Williams shared his thoughts on his former Stranahan teammate.
“I miss Omar. That’s the one teammate that I can honestly say is probably the best teammate I’ve ever played with.”
“It helps them a lot, because then I can call him and see what it’s like out here and see if it’s a good fit for me.”
One Final Meeting
Before leaving, head coach Mike Norvell held an individual meeting with Williams, who offered some insight into the experience.
“It was a deep conversation. It was on a whole different level than just football. It was a lot.”
Williams plans to return to Florida State sometime in the summer. As of now, he also intends to visit Pitt (March 18), Georgia (March 25), Alabama (April 2), Texas A&M (April 9).