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Recruiting: VCU Rams add 2018 forward Vince Williams, their second commit this week

Mike Rhoades can expect another key player to join his team next season.

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2018 small forward Vince Williams tweeted on Wednesday that he has committed to VCU.

Early evaluations of Williams vary, but the Toledo, Ohio native is rated as a 4-star player according to ESPN. The Worldwide Leader also ranks him as the seventh-best player in the Buckeye State in next year’s class. However, 247Sports only has Williams ranked as a 2-star recruit.

Regardless, he is the fourth 2018 player to commit to VCU, and the second this week. KeShawn Curry announced his intention to play for Mike Rhoades on Monday.

Curry also seems to be a quality addition for the Rams, as noted by Wayne Epps Jr. of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He recounted a discussion with Curry’s high school coach:

Among Curry’s biggest strengths, Donohue said, are that he’s patient with the ball and a good teammate. So, even though he can find shots and score, he looks for teammates, too.

Donohue also said Curry rebounds well and that he’s a “really good defender.”

“He’s got great length and great athleticism,” he said. “So, he’s really active, gets his hands on the ball and stirs things up, which I know is something that VCU fans will love.”

Clearly, it has been a busy, successful few days for Rhoades and his staff, and VCU fans should be satisfied with what the coaching staff has accomplished. Williams and Curry, especially the former, are two players who certainly possess the playing potential to help define Rhoades’ first few years in Richmond.