Union Grove DE Anthony Williams leaves UGA without offer

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.”

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March 23rd, 2009
2:12 am

Anthony: I hope you’re not that naive to fall for that LINE from Slick Willie Martinez. I bet they “know” the QBs from Kansas, California and Washington they OFFERED. Whatever. Georgia will string you along and then MAYBE off you after they miss out on 10 other guys. You’re Plan G. Besides, even if you signed with Georgia, know that CMR will still cut you loose AFTER you sign (see D. Moody). Come to Georgia TECH, the 2009 state champions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 45-42

Praying for Rain

March 23rd, 2009
2:20 am

Maybe CMR will say some good prayers and feel compelled to offer?


March 23rd, 2009
7:55 am

CMR will tell you the truth. He will not pull a scholarship unless you break rules that are red flags of problems to come. Arguments and hostility with teachers are unacceptable. Teachers are authority figures!!!!!


March 23rd, 2009
10:39 am

Hey Buzzed,
do you really think the kid is going to read this blog? I doubt it! Dexter moody got into some trouble, and knew that somthing like that could happen. He also said that he was not sure that he wanted to go to UGA in the first place but he signed anyway. So it might be for the best that he is not going to be there.


March 23rd, 2009
11:51 am

Hey Buzzed, are you bitter that we beat you 7 out of last 8 years? you can’t be jealous of our success. Tech will always be 2nd to Georgia and ya every now and then you’ll beat us but we still own this state. BTW, I remember Dontae Aycock having his scholarship pulled after he committed. From what I know, Aycock is a decent human being unlike Moody.


March 23rd, 2009
2:42 pm

hey buzzed 2001 31-17 2002 51-7 2003 34-17 200419-13 200514-7 2006 15-12 2007 31-17 hahahahahahahahahahahaha


March 23rd, 2009
2:47 pm

i believe in CMR. he’s been in this game for a long time and he knows who fits with his program the best and who doesn’t

What's with the prayer bashing?

March 23rd, 2009
2:59 pm

Why do Tech people continue to make fun of Mark Richt for praying? I go to Tech and I love beating UGA as much as the next but that is pretty low to go after someone’s religion. You are making Tech look bad.


March 23rd, 2009
4:10 pm

Is Tech getting anybody? It doesn’t sound good to me. We beat Georgia and that should help. Why do all the super guys want Georgia? Don’t they know Tech is good too?

hey buzzed

March 23rd, 2009
5:16 pm

speaking for all rational tech fans: stop embarissing the rest of us. you’re no better then those uga fans who post innapropriate crap on the tech boards (this is not a reference to uga fans in general, just the ones that act like children, much like mr buzzed here).

UGa fan

March 23rd, 2009
7:13 pm

The first couple tech fans are just sad. Yes, please, you’re dying for a guy that UGA can’t be bothered to offer.


March 23rd, 2009
7:35 pm

195 to 85 all you skeeter eaters put that on a ring (total scores for the previous 7 yrs.) and pull your lips through the hole.Calm down sit down and shut up. It was a once in a lifetime event I hope you all have pictures because yall seem to think its more important than the birth of your children. Get a grip and shut your lip! Thanks Dogfan you got anymore ammo I can use on these nurd turds they need to be put out of their misery before we whup that Azz again this year.

GT #1

March 23rd, 2009
10:09 pm

You Georgia fans make all these jokes about Paul Johnson “pulling” his offer to Aycock. Well looka here. Mark Richt pulled Moody’s signed scholarship. That’s far worse. Moody had many more options had Richt manned up and did it before signing day and everybody knows that is true.


August 6th, 2009
11:33 am

Anthony Williams is a tremendous player – I saw him play last year as a junior, as I attend all of the Union Grove games, and he is extremely talented, very quick off the snap, terrorizes the QB’s, etc. The Offensive Lineman have a rough time containing him. He’s going to be a very good player for Tech. I’m happy for him and for Tech. And, I look forward to seeing him play this year too. Congratulations Anthony.