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Texas defensive tackle Zion Williams commits to LSU – Crescent City Sports

The LSU football recruiting class of 2025 was highly ranked, but lacked top-notch defensive tackles.

This gap has now been filled by the signing of 4-star recruit Zion Williams from Lufkin, Texas.

Williams, 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, visited TCU on May 3 and LSU at the end of the month before traveling to Arkansas on June 7 and Texas on June 14. His final choices were LSU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M and Arkansas, despite the combined efforts of Alabama and Baylor.

LSU defensive coordinator Blake Baker and line coach Bo Davis worked together on the Tigers' recruiting process. Davis had already developed a close relationship with Williams during his time on the Texas Longhorns' staff before returning to LSU this spring.

Last season, Williams recorded 37 tackles, including 5 tackles for loss and 3 sacks. On3 ranks him as the third-best defensive tackle recruit in the state of Texas.

Williams is capable of playing the 0 or 1 technique in the middle of the defensive line as a two-gap player. He has a quick first step and immediately disengages from his opponent. He effectively controls his area on the inside line and displays strong tracking skills. Williams can squat 500 pounds.