Prep Baseball Report

Morgan Park SS Rahman Williams picks his school

By Sean Duncan
Executive Director

Nearly three weeks after Rahman Williams put on a show at the Illinois Preseason All-State Showcase, the switch-hitting shortstop from Morgan Park HS verbally committed to the University of Michigan.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Williams is currently ranked No. 7 in Illinois’ Class of 2014 and No. 25 overall. Williams showed at the Preseason All-State Showcase a quick, quiet and repeatable swing from both sides of the plate.

Defensively, Williams was without peer at the Illinois Preseason All-State Showcase, or any other 2014 showcase I attended this winter. The basics were plain to see – arm, feet, hands. Williams has plenty of arm; he was clocked at 85 across the infield. He also ran a 6.94 60.

With Williams off the board, only one top 10 2014 prospect in Illinois remains uncommitted: OF/LHP Darius Day (Simeon HS). A look at Illinois’ top 10 prospects and their college commitments:

Rank Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Brad Bass IL Lincoln-Way Central 2014 RHP Notre Dame
2 Darius Day IL Simeon 2014 OF
3 Jake Godfrey IL Providence Catholic 2014 RHP Notre Dame
4 Jake Latz IL Lemont 2014 LHP LSU
5 Mitch Trees IL Sacred Heart Griffin 2014 C Louisville
6 Michael Papierski IL Lemont 2014 C LSU
7 Rahman Williams IL Morgan Park 2014 SS Michigan
8 Tanner Houck IL Collinsville 2014 RHP Missouri
9 Mike Kornacker IL St. Laurence 2014 RHP Purdue
10 Bryan Pall IL Sandburg 2014 RHP Michigan