Kansas State football landed another commitment for its 2021 recruiting class Friday.
Jayden Williams, an athlete from Des Moines, Iowa, became commitment No. 5 for the Wildcats in 2021. He announced his pledge on Twitter.
He posted a graphic that included a note and a photo of himself wearing a No. 7 K-State jersey. At the top of his tweet, Williams wrote, “110% COMMITTED” with a purple heart emoji and the hashtag, “Pound The Stone,” which has become a program motto since Chris Klieman became K-State’s head coach.
K-State was the only Power 5 program that had offered Williams at the time of his commitment.
Both Rivals and 247Sports tabbed Williams as a three-star prospect in the 2021 cycle. Williams is ranked as the ninth-best player in Iowa according to the 247Sports Composite.
Williams’ commitment helped the Wildcats’ class soar up the team rankings nationally. K-State’s 2021 class rose from No. 23 to No. 13 in the country in 247Sports’ rankings. It’s just one spot lower in Rivals’ rankings, sitting No. 14 nationally.
The 6-foot-1, 198-pound Williams joins fellow athlete Dorian Stephens (Stilwell), defender Davonte Pritchard (Gardner), offensive lineman Noah Bolticoff (Rose Hill) and Colorado quarterback Jake Rubley as commitments for K-State’s 2021 class.