UGA threw everything they had at one of Auburn’s top recruits on Thursday.
The Bulldogs paraded a line of football coaches, led by Mark Richt, through Sandy Creek High School in order to woo and impress JaQuay Williams, the state’s top WR prospect. He has been committed to Auburn since last summer but is considering flipping to UGA by next week’s signing day.
UGA’s recruiting tactic turned heads everywhere at the school.
“Georgia had them all in today to give it one last shot,” Sandy Creek coach Chip Walker told the AJC. “They are making one last push for him.”
Richt brought along an entourage of assistants – offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, wide receivers coach Tony Ball and recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner.
“I think it went good,” Walker said. “JaQuay had time to talk to them for a little bit. I thought it was good day overall for both JaQuay and Georgia.”
What will JaQuay do? Will he stick with Auburn or switch to UGA? Offically, Williams remains committed to Auburn but there’s hope for UGA. “JaQuay doesn’t know exactly what he’s going to do yet. He’s trying to figure it all out, you know. It’s a lot on a young man. He’s just trying to take his time to make the best decision for him and his family.
“I’m thinking that this thing will play out until signing day. That’s my guess.”
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Williams has decided not to take an official visit to Florida this weekend. It will be an Auburn-Georgia battle that will be finalized when Williams is scheduled to sign at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at Sandy Creek High School.
Georgia got involved very late with Williams, offering a scholarship a few months ago and convincing him to visit the campus last weekend.
“I think Georgia has some really good things to sell to JaQuay,” Walker said. “There’s the fact that they have a returning quarterback in Aaron Murray, who is established and can get the ball to him. The offense that Georgia runs is wide receiver-friendly. I think they’ve got a crew of wide receivers. Those are some of the big things that have really helped out UGA with JaQuay.”
Note: Richt and his entourage also stopped by Cedar Grove High School on Thursday to visit with offensive lineman Brandon Greene, who is a longtime to Alabama. The Bulldogs are desperate for offensive lineman after Chester Brown de-committed because of an immigration policy earlier this week.
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