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Chantz Williams

position

Defensive Lineman

Height

6-4

Weight

255 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Jacksonville, Fla.

High School

Oakleaf

2020 (True Freshman): Saw action in three games in first regular season…Finished with two tackles…Made career debut in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26)…Played in road shutout of Duke (Dec. 5)…Had one tackle in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12).

High School: A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked the No. 4 weak-side defensive end nationally and No. 12 player in Florida by 247Sports…Listed the No. 73 player nationally in the 247Sports Top 247…Rated the No. 7 player at his position nationally and No. 11 player in Florida by ESPN…Ranked No. 57 in the ESPN 300…Listed as the seventh-best weak-side defensive end nationally and No. 24 player in Florida by Rivals…Ranked No. 144 in the Rivals Top 250…Selected to participate in 2020 Under Armour All-America Game…Participated in The Opening in the summer of 2019…Totaled 129 tackles, 22 sacks, 25 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles and eight pass breakups in high school career…Earned all-state, all-district and all-county honors…High school teammate of fellow #Category20 signee Jalen Rivers…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, South Carolina, USF, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech, among others.