Guess who is waiting on state’s No. 1 WR after his UGA visit? Yes, Gene Chizik

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One day after JaQuay Williams returned from his official visit to UGA, Auburn coach Gene Chizik was waiting for him at school.

Chizik spent around 90 minutes on Monday afternoon at Sandy Creek High School talking to Williams, who is ranked as the state’s No. 1 prospect at WR. Later on Monday night, Chizik was scheduled to make an in-home visit with Williams.

It was ideal timing by Chizik, with rumors swirling about Williams switching his longtime Auburn commitment to UGA after visiting with the Bulldogs this past weekend.

“I think JaQuay’s visit to Georgia went really well,” Sandy Creek coach Chip Walker told the AJC. “But I don’t think he’s changed his mind about Auburn or flipped.

Gene Chizik (right) with Auburn's most famous football recruit from Georgia

Gene Chizik (right) with Auburn's most famous imported football recruit from Georgia

“He said he a good time at Georgia while he was there. I think the coaches at Georgia did a good job at showing what they had to offer. I think he enjoyed the trip. I don’t know for sure in terms of what JaQuay is going to do in the end but he has been going to Auburn for a long time. It may take more than a weekend trip to get him to turn. I don’t know. That’s JaQuay’s decision. But I do think Georgia did a good job on the visit.”

Chizik wanted face time with Williams to make it clear where he stands with Auburn. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder has been committed to Auburn since last summer but has been listening to UGA since getting a later offer in November.

“JaQuay is one of their main targets and they let him know it,” Walker said. “Coach Chizik wanted to make sure that that they’ve secured JaQuay, and I think everything seems to good with that.”

However, UGA hasn’t given up on flipping Williams. “Georgia is coming for an in-home visit later this week at some point, that’s what JaQuay told me,” Williams said. “I think they’re going to try to make it hard for JaQuay. They’re going to push for him until the very end. That’s just how recruiting works.”

Note: JaQuay is still unlikely to make an official visit to Florida this weekend, according to Walker.

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236 comments Add your comment

dawgfan

January 23rd, 2012
6:11 pm

dawgfan

January 23rd, 2012
6:12 pm

Come on Jaquay. There is more upside ith being a bulldawg right now.

dawgfan

January 23rd, 2012
6:15 pm

Who is going to throw you the ball at Auburn?

Happy

January 23rd, 2012
6:16 pm

The one position you do not want to play is WR at UGA, they have a back log at WR and at RB.

reality check

January 23rd, 2012
6:17 pm

He’s a DAWG. We’re finishing strong with this “ring team” more big names to sign before or on signing day.

Go DAWGS!

Worm

January 23rd, 2012
6:23 pm

@Happy-Who will throw him the ball at Auburn?

Jefferson Davis Hogg

January 23rd, 2012
6:24 pm

M Carvell……Thanks for all the updates!…No matter what school…….Go Dawgs

Rick James

January 23rd, 2012
6:25 pm

@Happy

Yes but he’s better than some of them right now.He’s awesome..

Jefferson Davis Hogg

January 23rd, 2012
6:26 pm

M. Carvell, thanks for all the updates….Good info……No matter the school…..Go Dawgs

WarEagle72

January 23rd, 2012
6:26 pm

I’m an Auburn alum but if I were in Jaquay’s position, I’d honestly have to pick UGA. They have a legit QB and they run a pro-style offense. They also have some need at WR. If Auburn had an experienced QB like Murray returning, it’d be a tough call but unfortunately they do not.

Concrete Pete

January 23rd, 2012
6:27 pm

Gene Chizik’s record when anyone other than Cam Newton was on the team: 21-29. Chiziks record when Cam Newton was on his team: 14-0. Note to Jaquay: Cam aint walkin thru that door, and if he does he has no eligibility. One more thing Bobby Lowder is gone and so are his deep pockets, phantom atm cards, car loans, rigged slot machines and more. Just sayin…

Rick James

January 23rd, 2012
6:28 pm

@Worm

At the top right of this page next to the picture..

5150 UOAD

January 23rd, 2012
6:31 pm

The RING TEAM? The Bull Ring at Athens Clarke County Jail maybe.

Jefferson Davis Hogg

January 23rd, 2012
6:31 pm

Enter your comments here

chilidawg

January 23rd, 2012
6:32 pm

Who do we want more, Williams or Patterson? Chances of landing either?

5150 UOAD

January 23rd, 2012
6:32 pm

go to Athens and let 35:55minute Murray get you the ball until it is time to win a big game.

Concrete Pete

January 23rd, 2012
6:34 pm

chilidawg we want patterson more, much more. they really dont compare.

Concrete Pete

January 23rd, 2012
6:35 pm

Oh this just in, Murray just hit Mitchell again behind the AU secondary. or as cam would say “University of Auburn”

collegeballfan

January 23rd, 2012
6:36 pm

Wonder why Chip Towers cut off comments on his latest story on Commings?

Just Asking?

January 23rd, 2012
6:36 pm

Who is going to throw to him?

Happy

January 23rd, 2012
6:37 pm

He is actually between a rock(Auburn) and a hard place( UGA). One has no qb, the other is loaded at skill position and no O-Line to block. UF is the third option and that program is in horrible condition. Maybe Pease can do something. If I were him I would head over to one of those schools that throw it about 50 times each saturday.

Rick James

January 23rd, 2012
6:37 pm

@Concrete Pete

What’s that about Pete? Tell us more..

Beast from the East

January 23rd, 2012
6:37 pm

What’s with the picture of Cam? Is there not one of Mr. Williams?

Beast from the East

January 23rd, 2012
6:39 pm

“UF is the third option and that program is in horrible condition.”

2 supbar seasons and we are in horrible shape? Keep thinking that right up until the Mighty Gators of 2012 stomp your team’s a$$!

Worm

January 23rd, 2012
6:41 pm

Thanks Rick james!

Happy

January 23rd, 2012
6:41 pm

Beast from the East

January 23rd, 2012
6:39 pm
“UF is the third option and that program is in horrible condition.”

2 supbar seasons and we are in horrible shape? Keep thinking that right up until the Mighty Gators of 2012 stomp your team’s a$$!

Unless you make it to the SEC Championship game, that ain’t happening. We have kicked that hiney three years in a row and now you come off our schedule.

Rick James

January 23rd, 2012
6:41 pm

@collegeballfan

Simple answer..Tech fans

Beast from the East

January 23rd, 2012
6:43 pm

Happy,
I take it you’re a Bammer?

Dawg48

January 23rd, 2012
6:43 pm

If he meets with CMR later in the week he will probably go to Georgia.

Happy

January 23rd, 2012
6:44 pm

Beast from the East

January 23rd, 2012
6:43 pm
Happy,
I take it you’re a Bammer?

Roll Tide!

Hoping Wil gets it turned around, pulling for him, but he does have some holes to fill on offense.

5150 UOAD

January 23rd, 2012
6:44 pm

But 3/4 MURRAY is a Heisman Candidate.

Beast from the East

January 23rd, 2012
6:44 pm

My money would be on the Barn at this point.

Beast from the East

January 23rd, 2012
6:46 pm

Happy,
Yes he does, but he’s doing a heckuva job on the recruting trail. I think we’ll end up with a top 5 class that will have some players that can make an immediate impact. I look for solid improvement this year (9-3ish), but look out in 2013….I hope!

CC

January 23rd, 2012
6:48 pm

Auburn is on the way down. UGA will spank them again this year.

Happy

January 23rd, 2012
6:52 pm

I expect one more coaching change at Auburn before next season.

Happy

January 23rd, 2012
6:52 pm

asst, coach that is…..

Beast from the East

January 23rd, 2012
6:52 pm

Auburn will more than likely struggle with the coaching changes. That said, so will Bama. Just look to Gainesville to see how tough the transition can be with 2 new coordinators. Totally changes things. I don’t suspect Bama will be as bad as my 7-6 Gators, but they will surely take a step back. Winning is great, but programs come hard after your assistants when you’re successful.

5150 UOAD

January 23rd, 2012
6:53 pm

Shouldn’t he be meeting with the Lee & Athens Clarke County Probation Officers to decide which ones he likes better? Chances are over 5yrs at either school he will get to make friends with one group of Probation Officers.

Happy

January 23rd, 2012
6:54 pm

Yeah The staff at Florida has done heck of a job, I hope they find a big back and a fullback or H back.

Happy

January 23rd, 2012
6:57 pm

I do not think we are in the national hunt, but we have a ton of players who played a great many downs and the depth is not an issue, experience in critical situations will be our achilles heel early in the season in the DB area. LB loaded, DL loaded, OL loaded, better WR, RB by committee and TE is good,not great.

Coach Thompson is back at Bama, more of a recruiter than Coach, but we will be okay. I think UF can win the East if they find an identity and stick with it, their defense is going to be loaded.

Delbert D.

January 23rd, 2012
6:58 pm

Auburn’s QB must be a projected rising star, with Trotter transferring. I’m not sure what’s going on at Florida with Weis gone. I wasn’t sure what was going on with him there, to be honest. Brantley will not be there, either. Georgia’s starting QB will be in his final season next year, absolutely loaded for the running game and a lot of young talent at WR who are proven producers. So, I would say none of the above. Oklahoma State? South Carolina?

tony

January 23rd, 2012
6:58 pm

I was very disappointed that Mike Davis didn’t pick uga or tech but the more I look watch Todd Gurley run that rock the more I’m convinced that Mr.Richt has struck gold. That young man is going to be a BEAST! Crowell better work hard this summer because Mr Gurley is no joke.

Jefferson Davis Hogg

January 23rd, 2012
7:00 pm

5150……Stirring it up again I see…..I read your comments on the other blog today stating you don’t hurl insults unless provoked and yet here you are doing the provoking…..think about that next time you get mad on a GT based blog and someone provokes you…you use the word “troll” alot….quite hipocritical I would say….Also dont hear much on your blogs from GTBob either….cause he stays on the UGA topics all day…..stirring it up….I don’t post much on here very often, just an obsevation though

TampaDawg

January 23rd, 2012
7:05 pm

Beast from the East

January 23rd, 2012
6:39 pm

“UF is the third option and that program is in horrible condition.”

2 supbar seasons and we are in horrible shape? Keep thinking that right up until the Mighty Gators of 2012 stomp your team’s a$$!
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Oh my .. I haven’t laughed that hard in a week! That is good stuff dude, you should take that act on the road. Yes, the UF program is in bad shape. WM is not a good coach at all, his Statepuff Marshmellow Man OC left and the new guy? Well, that has got to be part of your act dude.

TampaDawg

January 23rd, 2012
7:06 pm

5150 UOAD

January 23rd, 2012
6:53 pm

Shouldn’t he be meeting with the Lee & Athens Clarke County Probation Officers to decide which ones he likes better? Chances are over 5yrs at either school he will get to make friends with one group of Probation Officers.
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Yeah, and Tech is squeaky clean too .. maybe one day, Tech can go a full five years without probation.

Happy

January 23rd, 2012
7:08 pm

The real question is: What day is the bagman visiting, and will he answer the door?

5150 UOAD

January 23rd, 2012
7:09 pm

Jeff Hogg I am asking real questions. It is not just about football at UGa or Auburn. They both work hard to stay in the Fulmer Cup race year after year. Florida and Bama do to. the players can’t just do it on the field they have to be willing to compete off the field too. Auburn, UGa, and Bama have all won the cup. the Gators are still behind. LOL those are the FACTS JEFF HOGG.

Dawg48

January 23rd, 2012
7:12 pm

If there where girls at GT more Tech players would get in trouble!

TampaDawg

January 23rd, 2012
7:13 pm

Hey Happy, is there an upcoming obvious replacement for Richardson? I know you said RB by committee which isn’t necessarily a bad thing but Trent is going to be tough to replace. Best back I have seen in a long time.

5150 UOAD

January 23rd, 2012
7:13 pm

Tampa don’t get touchy. Tech with $300 suit or UGa being in the top10 of the Fulmer Cup every year but 1 since it started in 2006. NCAA letting real crime not matter is funny. The SEC is full of violations and the NCAA just lets is pass because of the Contract with ESPN and the money they generate.