St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) standout cornerback Dontye Carriere-Williams has committed to the Wisconsin Badgers’ 2016 class.
The 5’10,” 175-pound 3-star recruit announced his choice Sunday via Twitter:
— Dontye C. Williams (@D1c_era) December 20, 2015
According to 247Sports, Carriere-Williams had 18 offers before he committed to the Badgers. Offers from programs such as Maryland, Toledo, Rice and Bowling Green headlined his list, but bigger schools such as Florida, Florida State and Miami (Fla.) also expressed interest.
Carriere-Williams is the No. 112-ranked cornerback of the 2016 class. According to 247Sports, he’s the No. 183-ranked senior in Florida and the No. 1,282-ranked overall prospect of 2016.
On Dec. 16, he decommitted from Cincinnati–just 11 days after receiving an offer from Wisconsin. On Dec. 14, he was offered by Maryland.
Thanks to Carriere-Williams’ pledge, the Badgers now have 21 commits for the 2016 class. At the moment, they have the No. 29-ranked class in the country, per 247Sports, and No. 5-ranked class in the Big Ten.
Carriere-Williams comes from one of the country’s best-known prep programs. St. Thomas Aquinas regularly sends its players to the Division I level. In fact, there were a few St. Thomas Aquinas alums who had great seasons in the Big Ten, including Michigan State running back Madre London, Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock and Ohio State defensive tackle Joey Bosa.