Union Grove defensive end Anthony Williams knew before arriving in Athens on Saturday Junior Day that he wouldn’t leave town that afternoon with a scholarship offer from Georgia.
But that didn’t prevent the 6-foot-4, 240-pound Williams from enjoying himself.
“It went really well,” said Williams, who was accompanied by his father. “The highlight was getting to watch practice. You could just see different stuff. The intensity was real high and there was a lot of excitement.
“I missed going to the weight room because of when we arrived. But I got to tour the facility and went to the dorms and student center.”
Williams, who holds scholarship offers from programs such as Georgia Tech, Central Florida, East Carolina, Indiana, Oklahoma State, Stanford and West Virginia, isn’t bitter that the Dogs didn’t offer him. He remains optimistic that an offer from Georgia will eventually materialize.
“I had called [Georgia defensive coordinator] coach [Willie] Martinez [last week] and he told me that they like to get to know players before they offer,” Williams said.
Williams, whose current front-runners are Auburn and Georgia Tech, hopes to return to Athens in early April.
“We have spring break in two weeks,” he said. “I want to visit some schools, including Georgia, at that time.”