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Minnesota Football Recruiting: In-state 2019 athlete Jason Williamson commits to Gophers

P.J. Fleck and staff welcome their second addition (of the morning AND overall) to the Class of 2019

P.J. Fleck holding an oar

It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours for Gopher Football. Yesterday, head coach P.J. Fleck and his coaching staff signed the best recruiting class in program history. And this morning, two in-state 2019 prospects have committed to the Gophers, first Eden Prairie quarterback Cole Kramer and now Owatonna athlete Jason Williamson.

It’s unclear at this point what position Williamson will play at the college level. He has played running back in high school, but he could end up at tight end or linebacker at Minnesota.

Get to know Jason Williamson

Height: 6’1’’
Weight: 205

Power 5 Scholarship Offers: None

Like Kramer, not all of the recruiting sites have had a chance to evaluate Williamson, so he does not yet have a 247 Composite Rating, but 247 Sports considers him a three-star prospect and the 53rd-ranked athlete for his recruiting class. He is also currently the third-ranked prospect in the state of Minnesota — behind offensive linemen Quinn Carroll and Bryce Benhart — according to 247.

Scouting Report from 247 Sports’ Allen Trieu ($):

Williamson shows good speed as a running back, but his footwork and elusiveness was really what stood out the more we got into his tape. He is a fluid athlete who can change directions. He already is a strong kid who ran through arm tackles... Outside linebacker, safety and running back are all possibilities, but either way, Minnesota got a really good athlete and football player here.

High School Career

As a junior at Owatonna Senior, Williamson started at running back and rushed for 2,316 yards and 38 touchdowns, to go along with four receiving touchdowns. He was named Gatorade Player of the Year in Minnesota for 2017.

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