Recruiting: Two-sport standout Jaden Williams commits to Tulane

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Tulane gained their 14th pledge for the 2021 football signing class and their fifth within the past 10 days from an intriguing dual-sport standout.

Wide receiver Jaden Williams from Pflugerville, Texas committed Saturday after previously having pledged to ULL. He also fielded offers from Arkansas State, Tulsa, Abilene Christian and UTSA.

The 5-foot-10, 170 pounder will switch to basketball at Tulane once the football season concludes. The plan is for the talented point guard to help Ron Hunter’s basketball team as well but he will be on football scholarship.

Williams is an outstanding distributor who can get hot and score in streaks. Don’t be fooled by his height because he is explosive. His dunks are a thing of beauty.

That explosiveness pays off on the football field as well. Williams runs crossing patterns and regularly makes one-handed grabs. He creates separation in his routes and beats deep zones in Cover 2 on go routes due to deceptive speed.

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Rene Nadeau

Rene Nadeau

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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