Perry High School's 6-foot-8, 175-pound senior guard Cody Williams finished the 2022 high school basketball season as a local star, but now he has returned from the spring and summer as a national star. After leading Perry High School to this year's 6A State Championship, Williams went into the spring ranked as the #51 player nationally by ESPN. After a strong spring and summer performance while traveling with Vegas Elite (NV) on the EYBL Nike-circuit, Williams returned as the #14 ranked prospect nationally by ESPN, and a lock now to become a 2023 McDonald's All-American.
Williams has built a tremendous name and reputation for himself over the past (6) months, and this summer he spread his reputation as a high-major college prospect through strong performances at numerous events, including the NBPA Top 100 Camp, the Pangos All-American Camp, where he led the camp in scoring, and the Nike Peach Jam in Georgia, where he went head to head with Sierra Canyon's Bronny James. Williams ability to get it done at a high level this spring and summer was very impressive, and it shows by the tremendous improvement in his national ranking. Williams is now the third best-rated prospect nationally from the West in America's 2023 Class, behind Caleb Foster (Duke commit) and Robert Dillingham (Kentucky commit) from California.
Wiliams recently trimmed his recruiting list down to Arizona, USC, UCLA, LSU, Georgia Tech, Colorado, LMU and Santa Clara. He just took an official recruiting visit to the University of Colorado, and now is set to visit USC on September 16th, LSU on September 23rd, and UCLA on October 7th. He has already taken official visits to Loyola Marymount and Santa Clara during his junior season.
I spoke with Arizona Preps' scout Paul Suber who is also Williams' personal trainer and club coach (Vegas Elite), and he advised me again that Cody plans to take all of his official visits, and does not plan to make a decision until November.
I will continue to follow Williams' recruitment and bring you any recruiting updates, as they continue to develop.