Penn State signee/enrollee J’Ven Williams from Wyomissing High School in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, cemented his five-star status in the final 247Sports ranking of the 2023 recruiting cycle. Williams is the highest-rated offensive lineman brought in by head coach James Franklin.
Williams finished as the No. 25 overall recruit nationally, according to 247Sports. Williams, along with four-star offensive linemen Alex Birchmeier and Anthony Donkoh are considered the crown jewels of Penn State’s recruiting cycle.
Williams (6-foot-4, 285 pounds) has the length and high-level athleticism for his size. He uses very good technique and body control that allows him to finish blocks and use his natural power to take over his opponent.
Williams has the speed to pull out on blocks in the running game, get to the second level on blocks, and drive defenders back. In pass protection, Williams has a good first step combined with a good initial punch that allows him to get leverage on pass rushers.
He was also a Pennsylvania state champion in the shot put and discus in his junior season with throws of 66-7.75 and 167-0, respectively.
Williams was recruited as a guard but can play tackle as well. He is enrolled on campus, and he is getting a jump in improving his upper body strength and possibly putting on 15-20 pounds before starting fall camp and pushing for immediate playing time in a deep offensive line room.