Georgia QB sets up visits to Notre Dame, Oregon and Clemson
WR-DB Juwaan Williams of Tucker HS (AJC)
Juwaan Williams, who quarterbacked Tucker High School to last year’s state championship, has narrowed down to five schools.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder is being recruited mostly as a wide receiver by colleges and will announce after his visits. Here’s the breakdown:
- Notre Dame: “I haven’t really seen them in person, but all the things I’ve been hearing about Notre Dame makes me anxious and excited. My former teammate, Jamarious Slaughter, has had great success up there. I may be able to go to Notre Dame and have the same or more success.” Williams has scheduled an official visit to Notre Dame for Sept. 22.
- Oregon: “They were my dream school since I was nine years old. I grew up watching their games, watching their fast-paced offense. I just want to go out there and see it.” Williams has scheduled an official visit to Oregon for Oct. 7.
- Florida State: “It’s just knowing they have a rich tradition of winning every year, no matter how good or bad they recruit. They’re always going to get a numerous amount of wins, and have a winning season. Being part of a winning tradition like that would be amazing for me.”
- Vanderbilt: “It’s the coaching staff I like most about it. They remind me of my coaches at Tucker. All the coaches buy into [coach James Franklin’s] philosophies and methods. Coach Franklin pushes his players to be the best. It also doesn’t hurt that they have my former teammate, Jacob Sealand [who is a Vanderbilt freshman], recruiting me.”
- Clemson: “When I went up there for my visit, it felt like a small town. Everywhere I saw students and players wearing Clemson t-shirts and baseball caps. It reminded me of Tucker, where you go around Main Street and see people wearing Tucker [gear]. The whole community buys into Clemson.”
Everybody but Clemson is recruiting Williams as a wide receiver, while the Tigers like him at defensive back. Williams prefers wide receiver, but would play any position. He was offered at quarterback by Georgia Tech, which later filled the spot with another recruit.
“I love Georgia Tech but when I sat down and thought about it, I felt like it was too close to home for me,” Williams said. “Being in Georgia and around the Atlanta area for 11-12 years, I didn’t want to be back here for another four years. It would get boring to me.”
And UGA? “I haven’t really heard from them. At first I was a little upset about it. If they don’t want me, I guess it will push me a little harder if they’re on the schedule to do something good against them.”
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