Juwaan Williams, the quarterback from Tucker High School’s state championship team, will return to visit the only college which has offered him a football scholarship at QB.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder will attend Georgia Tech’s spring game at 7:45 p.m. Friday.
It will be his first visit with the Yellow Jackets since he was offered in person by coach Paul Johnson in early February. Williams’ only other recruiting trip this spring was last week’s visit to Florida State, which is one of his 18 early offers, along with South Carolina and Kentucky.
“Georgia Tech and Vandy are my leaders; I really don’t have a number one,” Williams told the AJC on Wednesday night.
What about the opportunity to play QB in college? Will that affect Juwaan’s decision? Last year was his first year playing the position.
“It goes into my decision, but not so much,” Williams said. “Georgia Tech told me if I come in as a freshman and can’t [get playing time] at quarterback, that I can play something else to help the team out.
“So playing quarterback isn’t really going to decide what college I want to go to because only one college is recruiting me at quarterback. That wouldn’t be fair to the other schools that aren’t recruiting me at quarterback.”
Truth be told, Williams says he probably prefers to play wide receiver over quarterback in college.
“There are a lot of similarities between my offense at Tucker and the one at Georgia Tech, but I really don’t know how exactly I would fit into Georgia Tech’s system if I played quarterback there. It may take three years to learn everything they’re doing.
“At wide receiver, you’ve only got two or three things to do … I don’t know what Georgia Tech’s system is, but in my system at Tucker, the wide receivers are ‘skilled linemen.’ They block for the run and they really don’t see the ball a lot. I fine with that because I love to block. It’s a great feeling to spring a teammate for a touchdown, or cracking a linebacker for your fullback.
“Wide receiver just feels more comfortable to me.”
What is the attraction to Georgia Tech for Williams? “It would give me the opportunity to stay close to home. I could live off campus, and make it to and from home if I want. It would give me a sense of being right in my backyard. All my friends and family could come see me play every day at practice and at the games. I won’t get homesick. It would help me grow as a man because I already have a solid foundation in place [with family support] at Tucker, and I’d still be close to them.”
Williams, who has a 3.5 GPA, said he plans to make his college decision after taking five official visits this fall.
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