Georgia’s No. 1 prospect at WR has narrowed down to Auburn and Ohio State, and will announce his college decision after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
JaQuay Williams, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound wide receiver from Sandy Creek High School, made an unofficial visit to Auburn over the weekend. Williams considered the top WR in Georgia, won the top award at the Atlanta MVP Camp attended by many other of the state’s top college prospects, and is ranked as the nation’s No. 94 overall player by Rivals.com.
“It was good; I met all the coaches, and they took my family around and showed them a nice time,” Williams told the AJC.
Williams had said previously that he was going to pick from Auburn, Ohio State, Alabama, LSU and Tennessee among his 20 offers. On Sunday, he narrowed it to two.
“Really, my top two are Auburn and Ohio State,” Williams told the AJC.
“Auburn has one of the best wide receiver coaches in the country,” Williams said. “It’s a great tradition down there, and I like the offense. They’ve really been on a hot streak with recruiting.”
Williams said his childhood favorite is Ohio State but that he’s had mixed feelings about the Buckeyes since the resignation of coach Jim Tressel. Williams, who made an unofficial visit to Ohio State over spring break, said he talked to Tressel the night before he resigned. “He didn’t really talk about football during that phone conversation,” Williams recalled. “He was asking how everything was going, asked how my mother was doing. He didn’t say anything that would make me thing he was going to resign the next morning.”
Williams said he has remained in contact with Ohio State’s assistant coaches. “They’ve been great, and they wish the the best with my decision. Ohio State was the team I loved growing up, but you’ve got to look at things differently when you’re picking a college to spend the next four years of your life at.”
Last season as a junior, Williams caught 48 passes for 728 yards and 10 touchdowns for Heard County High School. He transferred to Sandy Creek last spring.
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog Got a recruiting item? firstname.lastname@example.org
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