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Colorado lands 5-star recruit Cody Williams

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Dec 14, 2021; Gilbert, AZ, United States; Perry's Cody Williams (24) dunks against Mountain Pointe during a game at Perry High School.

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Five-star recruit Cody Williams committed to Colorado on Wednesday, the biggest get of the Tad Boyle era.

The 6-foot-8 forward from Perry High in Gilbert, Ariz., is ranked No. 23 nationally by the 247Sports composite and No. 14 in the ESPN 100 for the Class of 2023.

Williams chose the Buffaloes over LSU. Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA and Southern Cal also made offers.

“The program and the players are very connected, and they have built a great culture,” Williams told ESPN. “I see myself as part of it. I love the staff and Coach Boyle. When Coach Boyle tells you something, you know it is the truth whether it’s on or off the court. It is to help you. He is a very genuine person.”

Boyle opened his 13th season in Boulder with an 82-66 victory against UC Riverside on Monday.

Williams is Colorado’s first five-star prospect since ESPN launched its recruiting database in 2007.

His older brother, Jalen Williams, was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft after three seasons at Santa Clara.

–Field Level Media