Georgia’s No. 1 college football prospect at wide receiver will likely report to Auburn “in the next week or so,” according to his high school coach.
JaQuay Williams signed with Auburn last February after last-minute flirtations with UGA.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder from Sandy Creek High School has been held up by the NCAA’s Clearinghouse from reporting to Auburn with the rest of the freshmen class.
“JaQuay is just working out at the school,” Sandy Creek coach Chip Walker told the AJC on Sunday. “We’re about to get him taken care of. He will hopefully be at Auburn in the next week or so.”
What’s the holdup? Williams is finishing up one online class of summer school.
Originally, Williams thought he would be approved to report to Auburn in June until the NCAA ruled that classes he took at Faith Academy last summer would not count toward admission.
“It’s rough on JaQuay not being at Auburn, but I think he’s handling it really, really well under the circumstances, you know what I mean?” Walker said. “He understands that he had a lot of ground to make up when he came to us [transferring from Heard County to Sandy Creek at the end of his junior year].
“He made up all that ground and he is just waiting on one class. He has done really, really good for himself.”
What will happen if JaQuay doesn’t make it through the Clearinghouse? “The backup plan is probably for JaQuay to enroll at Auburn in January. He’s got his test scores and everything else is good. He’s just waiting on this one class.”
Auburn coach Gene Chizik and the rest of the staff have high hopes that Williams will join the team within a couple of weeks. “It’s my understanding, unless plans change, he’s not going to redshirt. He’s going to play for Auburn this season. I hope it works out for him to get down there. JaQuay is such a good kid, and he’s in great shape. I mean, he’s really looking good.”
RELATED: Another Auburn freshman, RB Jovon Robinson, did report to school but is being held out of practice while the NCAA investigates allegations that his transcript was falsified, according to the Memphis Commercial-Appeal.
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