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Kaine Williams Headed to Nebraska

Kaine Williams

Kaine Williams

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image source="featured_image" img_size="large"][vc_column_text]Nebraska has picked up much needed help in the secondary in the form of former four-star recruit Kaine Williams who has transferred in from Alabama.

Williams is a big safety who can get downhill quickly with his 6'2", 200-pound frame. Kaine Williams originally committed to the Crimson Tide out of high school before electing to transfer in late April. He should have four years of eligibility remaining when he heads to Lincoln.

Williams did not see any playing time at Alabama but that doesn’t mean he won’t be an impact player. Obviously, it is not easy to see the field when you’re competing for early playing time in the Bama defensive backfield and Williams wanted a new start. Williams’ biggest upside is his ability to tackle and how quickly diagnose run plays. This makes him a seamless fit for a Big Ten team. Williams can work on his coverage skills but he should be a starting safety by his second year with the program while seeing rotational snaps this season.

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I’d rate this as a four-star transfer. Williams will make an impact at some point during his career as a Cornhusker. Anytime you can add a plus run defender in the Big Ten it’s a big addition. I’d expect Williams to have an opportunity to compete for a starting job in the Fall but ultimately I believe it’ll take a year or so for him to slide into a starting role.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]