Players signed: Troy Williams (Narbonne HS/Harbor City, Calif.)
Williams’s Ratings: Scout – 4 stars, Rivals – 4 stars, ESPN – 4 stars
The Huskies may have the best depth in the nation at quarterback; if not the nation, then certainly the Pac-12. Williams was the only signee at QB in the Class of 2013, but he will join Keith Price and two other four-star signal callers in Jeff Lindquist and Cyler Miles.
Williams is an ultra-athletic quarterback, but profiles more as a passer than a duel-threat option. Though, like Price, Williams certainly possesses the ability to run outside of the pocket.
He doesn’t have top-notch arm strength, but already has enough to complete long passes. Three or four years down the road, that should become a strength of his, especially under strength and conditioning coach, Ivan Lewis.
While it’s no certainty, if Williams isn’t named Price’s backup, he could very well redshirt this season. For that to happen, however, both Miles and Lindquist will have to prove that either could step in and fill in for Price. That shouldn’t be an issue, if you ask me.
The battle behind Price should be a fun one to watch with so much talent competing for one spot. Williams’s football smarts and decision-making ability may give him an advantage over the three QBs his senior.