Utah State picked up a verbal commitment this afternoon from Mater Dei High School (CA) linebacker Tanner Williams. Williams is a 6-foot-1 210-pound high school senior who will join the Aggies for the 2024 season. After missing his junior season with an injury, Williams has been a menace at linebacker for the Monarchs. Over the course of two seasons of high school experience, he has brought down 54 tackles, 19.0 tackles-for-loss, 7.5 sacks, 3 QB hurries, 4 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery. According to 247sports, Williams is rated as the 1,125th-best player nationally, the 98th-best linebacker in the country, and the 80th-best high school player in the State of California. At the time of his commitment, Williams had offers from Colorado, Colorado State, Montana, Portland State, and Wisconsin. Williams is the fifth commitment for the Aggies 2024 recruiting cycle, joining Casteel High (AZ) offensive lineman Camden Jury, Helix High (CA) quarterback Ryland Jessee, Lehi High (UT) tight end Grayson Brousseau, and Corner Canyon High (UT) wide receiver Tate Kjar.