Quarterback Juwaan Williams, who led Tucker to the state championship this past season, was offered by Georgia Tech on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound junior has around 10 early offers, including South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Kentucky, East Carolina and Central Florida. Georgia Tech is the only school recruiting Williams at QB, which he really likes.
“It was a great offer,” Williams told the AJC. “The system they run at Georgia Tech fits me to a ‘T.’ It’s just a little more reading that I have to do at the line of scrimmage. If I went to Georgia Tech to play quarterback, I’d have a chance to be the king of Atlanta. Georgia Tech is in the heart of Atlanta, and they have great fans that support the team.”
The other schools are recruiting Williams to play wide receiver or defensive back. Williams never played QB until he was needed at the position by Tucker this past season as a junior. He passed for 558 yards and 7 touchdowns, while rushing for 612 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was praised by his coaches for his game management.
Williams, who has a 3.5 GPA and wants to major in pre-med or sports medicine, had a face-to-face meeting with Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson on Wednesday.
“Coach Johnson sat down with me and my parents in his office, and explained to us how highly he thought of me as a student and an athlete,” Williams said. “He said they really liked me and they wanted me. We had a great conversation about Georgia Tech, and he shared a little bit about himself and his family.”
What did Johnson share? “I thought it was interesting how he talked about his daughter going through the recruiting process. She’s an opera singer, and he didn’t know that colleges recruit opera singers like football players. It was funny picturing Coach Johnson in the office with the dean of admissions, getting told this and that about a college, like a football player does on a recruiting trip.”
Williams plans to commit before the start of his senior year. His top three is Georgia Tech, Georgia and Vanderbilt. Williams is being scouted by the Bulldogs but said he hasn’t had any recent contact. “I like Georgia but it’s not like I’m not waiting every day to see if they’ve offered yet.”
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