Ja’Quay Williams: Top UGA target officially de-commits from Auburn (UPDATED)

  • UPDATED: South Carolina is “in the mix,” his uncle said on Wednesday.

One of UGA’s top remaining targets, WR Ja’Quay Williams, de-committed from Auburn on Sunday night, his legal guardian told the AJC.

WR Ja'Quay Williams took an official visit this weekend to UGA, which is considered his new frontrunner (AJC)

WR Ja'Quay Williams took an official visit this weekend to UGA, which is considered his new frontrunner (AJC)

The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder from Sandy Creek High School took an official visit to UGA this weekend.

“Texas A&M, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi State are on the current list,” said Kevin Ofchus, his uncle and legal guardian. “And Auburn is still in the mix.”

“Like a lot of kids, we’re just waiting to see how things pan out with which specific coach it is (hired at Auburn). Until things get figured out over there, Ja’Quay needs to do his due diligence and research where he wants to go.”

Last February, Williams signed with Auburn after almost switching to UGA at the last minute.

However, Williams became a free agent again this year after not meeting NCAA academic requirements. He is spending this fall at Virginia’s Fork Union Prep School. Williams is expected to satisfy his academics by December, and enroll at a four-year school in January.

UGA is now considered the school to beat to Williams, who has also taken an official visit to Texas A&M.

How was the visit to UGA? “He had a good time,” Ofchus said. “Things went well. He went to the game, and he had good conversations with the coaches.”

Williams was ranked as the state’s No. 1 WR prospect last year, and is considered better than any of this year’s Georgia crop of wide receivers.

Williams will reach his college decision before Christmas.

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101 comments Add your comment

Taco Meat

November 25th, 2012
7:12 pm

He’s a Dawg.

McFly

November 25th, 2012
7:15 pm

Any word on how Reuben Foster’s visit went this weekend?

Birdhair

November 25th, 2012
7:17 pm

Let’s corral Reuben, Ja’Quay, and some more offensive linemen!

sgmjohndavis

November 25th, 2012
7:18 pm

Would love for you to stay home, Ja’Quay and play for the Dawgs!! Stay home and give us a shot!!

Red Neckerson

November 25th, 2012
7:24 pm

I’ve been a UGA fan for 30+ years and cannot remember when they had a dominating OL. Seriously, none in 30 years. Quit focusing on the fluff and get the big uglies.

hopoole

November 25th, 2012
7:26 pm

let him go that’s what got us in the shape we are in a bunch of guys that still has milk behind the ears rankings don’t mean duddley after all they just getting away from mommas tit

No

November 25th, 2012
7:27 pm

Wouldn’t get too excited- he won’t qualify (again)

Randall "Pink" Floyd

November 25th, 2012
7:29 pm

He’s already qualified, No.

Seriouly

November 25th, 2012
7:30 pm

Would love to have him, but as Red Neckerson says, we need some big uglys in this class.

Ed

November 25th, 2012
7:33 pm

We need Lawson, Adams, Nkemdiche, Foster, Ja’Quay Williams and Tunsil in Athens to make this class great! Get Tramel Terry and Derrick Henry back would be awesome.

Bullicks

November 25th, 2012
7:36 pm

Can’t get Tramel Terry back because he’s still a Dawg. Not getting Derrick Henry back.

Vampire Bill

November 25th, 2012
7:38 pm

At this rate we may have to turn down some really hot players once we’re full. Amazing what winning does !

BigdaddyJ

November 25th, 2012
7:41 pm

Build from the line

WA 06'/ UGA 11'

November 25th, 2012
7:42 pm

Finally getting some of those Sandy Creek kids, played against Calvin and can’t believe we can’t get more of these kids

Big Enos Burdette

November 25th, 2012
7:45 pm

I’m BIG, UGLY and available…

AUguy

November 25th, 2012
7:46 pm

If Williams want to decommit–let him. Reuben Foster too.
It’ll be a JOKE if Foster chooses UGA while having a HUGE AU tattooed on his forearm.

These kids exhibit overt stupidity by committing to coaches rather than schools.

bahits.com

November 25th, 2012
7:49 pm

we have several OL commits. If we add Tunsil, we are set for this year;

Aulden Bynum OL Valdosta, GA Valwood 6′5″ 260 5.1 3 stars 5.7 4/6/12
Josh Cardiello OL Buford, GA Buford 6′3″ 280 5.6 3 stars 5.6 5/19/12
Brandon Kublanow OL Marietta, GA Walton 6′3″ 289 5.4 4 stars 5.9 5/23/12

Mark Richt

November 25th, 2012
7:51 pm

Wish I wasn’t such a good recruiter. Where am I going to fit all these kids? Might have to pull a Saban :)

Big Enos Burdette

November 25th, 2012
7:52 pm

bahits.com,

Don’t forget B.E. Burdette

LagDawg

November 25th, 2012
7:57 pm

AUguy, let it go. All you Auburn fans knew this was coming sooner or later and that 2010 NC will probably be lost also. This ship has sank and it is over. All the crooked recruiting has finally caught up wit the barn and now they have to regroup. Tell the admin. to hire a honorable coach and quit paying the players and then yall won’t have to worry about this. You sound like a sore loser. You knew these kids would decommit if Chizik got canned and it happened. The writing has been on the wall for weeks. UGA should have being pursuing Carl Lawson and some of the OL, but they will survive until next season.

The Auditor

November 25th, 2012
7:59 pm

Bynum and Cardiello are stretches to be SEC lineman at best. Kublanow will be a solid guard, but Tunsil is an absolute must in order for our O-line to be where it needs to be in the coming years

Tampa Gator

November 25th, 2012
8:05 pm

I think the Gators are giving him a lot of attention right now….and he knows the Gators need some more WRs. But I think he will end up in Athens….if he gets his academics in line….big question still.

Tampa Gator

November 25th, 2012
8:07 pm

I think Tunsil is almost certainly a Dawg….with the Tide trying to keep the door open. I am not sure why Tunsil has not already committed to Georgia……other than just enjoying being in the limelight….

SEC FOOTBALL

November 25th, 2012
8:09 pm

WOULD LOVE TO HAVE JA’QUAY WEARING RED AND BLACK NEXT YEAR. YOU NEVER HAVE ENOUGH PLAYMAKERS AS THE LOSS OF TWO RECEIVERS THIS YEAR SHOWS. ADD HIM TO THE MIX AND MURRAY HAS A LOT TO THROW TO NEXT YEAR.

Tampa Gator

November 25th, 2012
8:10 pm

Also…..Trenton Brown is going to be a big tackle to go with D.J. Humphries, Chaz Green, Trevor Moore, and Max Garcia for the next several years.

CC

November 25th, 2012
8:11 pm

Great news. Make it offical Mr. Williams. GO DAWGS!

War Karma!

November 25th, 2012
8:18 pm

Georgia starts last season 0-2, and Auburn jumped all over the kids considering the Dawgs. Take any of those kids still considering Auburn and don’t feel bad about it. Although, if they are stupid enough to still consider that pasture, maybe you don’t want them.

BobDawg

November 25th, 2012
8:18 pm

TAMPA, Congrats on a great year, BCS bowl…. Muschamp got it done and the program has turned around…. Hope we keep his streak in Jax going for a long time…..

AUfan

November 25th, 2012
8:19 pm

Foster will stay with Auburn. The natl championship will stay with Auburn. The NCAA is looking into the 2011 recruiting nothing to do with 2010. Sorry to burst your bubble…

AUfan

November 25th, 2012
8:23 pm

I hope Alabama beats the s*** out of you cocky fans. I hope they score and score and score till it is 100-0. I can not stand uga fans. Yall have an excuse for everything. Yeah you beat us this year and so did everyone else. When Alabama beats yall i hope they get the S*** beat outta them by Notre Dame

Brick

November 25th, 2012
8:25 pm

AU fan, I know AU has a habit of paying their fired coaches to keep them quiet but Trooper has no ethics, in fact he is responsible for 90% of the AU mess, and will talk. So don’t be so sure about ole Trooper keeping quiet dispite receiving hush money.

Bitter ---what comes around ---goes around

November 25th, 2012
8:29 pm

DA’Barn———–blahahahahahahahahah

———–scam newton —time too pay up—-cheaters—hahahahah

——A true TRAILER PARK???—The—–BARN

——CHEESE DIK ———HAHAHAHAHAHAH——-WORSE REDNECKS IN THE USA

Bitter ---what comes around ---goes around

November 25th, 2012
8:32 pm

AUFAN—————FRIGGIN LOOSER—Blahahahahahahahha

——-Fired coach-in staff——burned and poisoned trees

————NCAA up your A$$—————-love it

Bitter ---what comes around ---goes around

November 25th, 2012
8:34 pm

@-AUFAN———–you hope bamma beats us—like they killed your

sorry A$$’S————-49-0———-blhahahahahahahahah

Neutral

November 25th, 2012
8:36 pm

Don’t forget 4-star Tyrone Crowder out of NC. He is. 6′2″. 315lb guard ranked as one of the best in the Country. He has his final 3 down to UGa, Clemson and I think NC. He would be a huge pick-up for the DAWGS and has already said goodbye to Florida, Bama, USC, Ohio State, etc. Go DAWGS !

Neutral

November 25th, 2012
8:41 pm

dmass

November 25th, 2012
8:42 pm

Remember when that said from Heard County High

Sunshine10

November 25th, 2012
8:49 pm

For all the Auburn fans, you can do better than cheezit and his crew. Here’s the truth. They were passing out funds and threatening to tell if the kids didn’t sign. This is personal knowledge. Troop was the biggest loser but cheezit was the head of the mafia to these kids. He knew exactly what was going on. For 2011 recruiting and I guarantee for Cam, he was like the cartel. I hope NCAA does their job and they are not allowed to coach anywhere.

Neutral

November 25th, 2012
8:58 pm

Dmas……please explain your comment. I’m not sure what it meant. Thanks

Tampa Gator

November 25th, 2012
9:06 pm

BobDawg…..

Muschamp turned the corner with the Gators this year….and I certainly hope he will turn the JAX corner next year. Both Georgia and Florida should begin the year next year in the top 5…especially if Murray returns for Georgia and….if Floyd, Elam, Jenkins, and Easley return for Florida….I would think Florida will start out the year ranked #1. Not if they don’t.

Troup Co. Dawg

November 25th, 2012
9:11 pm

Dawgs r gonna whip Auburn’s arse again next year. This is Playmaker University and next year our offense will still be intact with a few more studs coming in! They’re gonna put 40 pts on the board next year against the barn! It’s looking up for the East champs again while the west has a new kid on the block in Johnny Football! By the time AU figures out the name of their new coach next year, Manziel will have already put 40 pts on the board. I just love when Karma has her way.Us dawgs fans will always remember how classless your AU team was in 2010!

AUfan

November 25th, 2012
9:20 pm

troup Co Dawg how about georgia come play in the west and see how it works out for you. We suck this year i admit it i know. You wouldnt beat bama, lsu, or texas a&m. yall had the easiest schedule i have ever seen and still couldnt beat carolina

sons who?

November 25th, 2012
9:29 pm

@AUfan

Hurts, don’t it?

RFP

November 25th, 2012
9:44 pm

AUfan, are you crying? AU can’t beat anyone from the east or the west.

I hope williams and foster are both dawgs, then we need to finish strong with linemen on both sides of the ball.

rhbDAWG1

November 25th, 2012
9:51 pm

AUfan You really have an anger problem. It’s not UGAs fault that your sleazy coach got fired (well maybe we did have something to do with that over the past two years). Does your family know you pull for Alabama?

BILLY JACK

November 25th, 2012
9:52 pm

AU FAN- DONT FORGET ABOUT THE BEATING LAST YEAR TOO.GEORGIA 45 AU 7

Herschel Walker's Jock Strap

November 25th, 2012
9:57 pm

Anybody know where I can get a copy of chizik’s book? “All In” What it takes to be the best. I would like to send a copy as a joke to some Auburn fans! ROTFLMAO! The egos some people have!

Ringleader

November 25th, 2012
10:15 pm

AUfan……….and you put Bo and Sullivan on the search committee??????? You can’t fix stupid.

AUfan

November 25th, 2012
10:16 pm

I do not have a anger problem georgia fans are ignorant. Every team goes through ups and downs. Georgia just can not get over the hump and I hope they do not this year as well. That is actually a good book, you can get it at lifeway the Christian bookstore.

AUfan

November 25th, 2012
10:17 pm

ringleader you have not won a natl championship in like over 30 years, you have no room to talk dude.