Lamar Williams, who committed to the Miami football program on Friday night, is the latest offensive lineman with massive size at 6'7 and 280 pounds in the Hurricanes' program. Williams is listed as a three-star prospect by On3 and four-stars by Rivals. Miami has made a point of getting bigger on the OL under Mario Cristobal.
Miami signed offensive tackles 6'8.5 and 340-pound junior college prospect Markel Bell and 6'6 and 335-pound freshman Juan Minaya in the 2024 class. Miami has seven returning OL on its 2024 roster who are at least 6'6 and over 300 pounds. Cristobal and OL coach Alex Mirabal are making Miami a destination for OL.
Williams is the fourth 2025 Miami commit. Miami previously held commitments from three-star prospects, linebacker Elijah Melendez and quarterback Luke Nickel and four-star wide receiver Waden Charles. Williams currently preps at Havana, Florida Gadsen County near Tallahassee.
Williams is the 432nd-ranked prospect nationally, the 32nd OT and the 59th recruit in Florida in the 2025 class by On3. Rivals ranks Williams as the 18th best 2025 OT and 51st best prospect in Florida for 2025. Williams doesn't have a ranking from 247Sports yet.
Williams adds depth to the Miami offensive line as a long term project. Expect Williams to redshirt as a true freshman in 2025. Backup Luis Cristobal and injured former starting left tackle Zion Nelson are the only OL currently on the Miami roster who will be seniors in eligibility in 2024.
Current Miami starting LT Jalen Rivers will likely leave for the NFL Draft following the 2024 season. Miami could lose other OL to the transfer portal. Building depth and adding another big OL to the roster fits the culture that Cristobal and Miami want to build upfront.
Williams projects eventually giving Miami one bookend OT. Miami has Francis Mauigoa and Samson Okunlola through at least the 2025 season. Williams provides a quality developmental player who should be ready to compete at tackle when Mauigoa and Okunlola move on to the NFL.