After weeks of waiting, Grant McCasland has a commitment for Tech. And that commit’s name is Darrion Williams coming in from Nevada. Darrion is an incoming sophomore from Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was rated as a three-star forward from the famous Bishop Gorman High School.
What Darrion Williams Brings to Tech
Darrion Williams is coming off a stellar freshman year with the Wolfpack, garnering himself All-Conference Rookie Of The Year honors in the Mountain West Conference. This award comes off a season for Williams averaging a solid 7.6 PPG, along with 7.3 Boards and 2.7 Assists per game. Williams brings in a solid frame at 6’6″ and weighing 210 lbs. As a player, Williams is known for having an impressive offensive repertoire of moves as well as being a quite capable defender to boot. What is most important above all of this is his youth coming into the new McCasland squad, as he brings with him 3 years of eligibility in order to develop year by year into a player Red Raiders all around are sure to be impressed by going forward.
What This Means Going Forward
By landing Williams, McCasland has finally gotten the skunk out of the boat in regarding recruiting. This addition could not be more welcome at the moment following the departure of Jaylon Tyson just announced 24 hours earlier. Tech now has the momentum after this commitment to further pursue other transfers and High School recruits alike. This pickup also signifies the kind of player McCasland looks for in a recruit: strong offensively with tangible upside along with more robust defensive fundamentals, and an all-around team player. If this recruit signifies the culture McCasland is trying to build in Lubbock, then every Tech fan should be excited for what the future holds.
Tech Twitter Reaction
The reactions on social media to this pick-up are massively positive with raving reviews of the new Red Raider pledge:
Williams brings with him quite a remarkable résumé for Tech fans to be excited to see this fall:
A Bright Future Coming for McCasland & Co.
In conclusion, the first McCasland era commit is a big one and is sure to be a name many Tech fans will know and love. This is only the beginning of McCasland’s first recruiting cycle for Tech. But if this was the first commit landed, then Tech fans should be more and more excited about what the future holds during this recruiting cycle as McCasland and Co. work to fill roster spots left by outgoing players in the portal.