Will Ja’Quay Williams consider Auburn again?

New Texas A&M WR commit Ja'Quay Williams

New Texas A&M WR commit Ja'Quay Williams

The family of Ja’Quay Williams likes Auburn’s hiring of Gus Malzahn.

But it’s unlikely that the star wide receiver will be signing with the Tigers again.

Williams committed to Texas A&M over UGA and South Carolina on Sunday after backing off his longtime pledge to Auburn a couple of weeks ago. The former Sandy Creek High School standout is attending prep school this semester, and he hopes to enroll at Texas A&M in January.

“I think that’s a smart move to hire Coach Malzahn,” said JaQuay’s uncle and legal guardian, Kevin Ofchus. “I think it makes you wonder why they let go of him in the first place. I guess that will be the big question, you know.

“It tells you that there’s a lot of dysfunction. One year, you get rid of both of your coordinators. The next year, you get your rid of your head coach and bring back your offensive coordinator again. One thing that you want — one thing that rock-solid programs have – is continuity. It’s really kind of interesting how all that plays itself out, from an Auburn perspective. (Malzahn) is pretty much going to have to bring in a whole new crew, I would think.”

After Malzahn’s hiring was announced on Tuesday, Ja’Quay’s uncle was asked if they would consider Auburn again.

“I’m fairly certain that the answer would be no, although I will talk to Ja’Quay later about it,” he said. “There’s a lot of things he likes about Texas A&M. Obviously, having a young quarterback in Johnny Manziel that runs a progressive offense, and a good coaching staff, has a lot to do with his decision. He’s committed, and I think he’s ready to start moving in that direction. I would say it is highly unlikely that he would change his mind.”


  • DE Carl Lawson, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect by ESPN, told the AJC that he will take official visits to Clemson, Ole Miss and USC. Lawson is still officially committed to Auburn, so there’s always the possibility he could tour there, too. Clemson appears to be an emerging school with the 5-star from Milton High School. What about Ole Miss? No, it has nothing to do with Lawson considering following Robert Nkemdiche to Ole Miss — if Robert eventually commits to the Rebels. However, one of Lawson’s best friends, Milton RB Peyton Barber, is committed to Ole Miss. It would kind of turn the world upside down if Ole Miss landed the nation’s No. 1 and No. 2 — both from Georgia. Not likely, but possible.
  • Ex-Auburn LB commit Trey Johnson of Central Gwinnett High School was visited by Oregon on Wednesday, and offered on the spot. Ohio State and Florida appear to be the frontrunners for Johnson, who will also visit USC, probably Penn State and maybe Auburn.





  • – By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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