Jaquay Williams visits Alabama

Jaquay Williams from Georgia's Heard County, which borders Alabama's Randolph County, made the trip west during the weekend to attend the University of Alabama's Junior Day event. Williams' head coach, Tim Barron, at Heard County High School in Franklin, Ga. accompanied him on the visit. Williams talks about the unofficial visit and more...


"Coach Saban and I had a good one-on-one talk," Jaquay Williams said. "He was telling me how Alabama ain't like the other schools. Their goal is to make me a better person and treat me like a son. He said if I came to school here I'd have a real good chance to getting to play early."

Williams, 6-4, 190, also had a chance to meet with new Alabama wide receivers coach, Mike Groh.

"We watched some video on different plays they run for the wide receivers," Williams said on his meeting with Groh. "I liked him and what he had to say. It was fun getting a chance to talk to some of the current players. I met Trent Richardson and some of the other guys. It seemed like they were all close."

Class of 2013 recruit, Reuben Foster, a linebacker from Troup High School in LaGrange, Ga., followed Barron and Williams to Tuscaloosa.

"Reuben's a good friend of mine from my area," said Williams. "He lives about 15-20 minutes away. He liked everything, so did my coach. It was all nice. They told me you get a tutor starting on Day 1, and that was something I liked a lot."

Williams was selected AA All-State honorable mention by the Georgia Sportswriters Association as a junior. Currently he has offers from Tennessee, Arkansas, Clemson, Louisville, and Southern Miss.

"My next visits are going to be to Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida," said Williams. "I'm hoping to also get to Clemson, South Carolina, Arkansas, and Louisville. I'm not in any big hurry to make a decision. I'm just going to see how it plays out with offers and take my official visits."

As a freshman at Heard County, Williams led the team in receiving yards. He's continued to impress on the gridiron as well as the basketball court. Williams is considered to have Division 1 potential and can really light it up at the point guard position leading his team in scoring this season. However, in the spring and summer months, he's choosing to focus on football.

"This summer I want to go to camps at Florida, Alabama, and Georgia," he said.

With a big body, good hands, and nice breakaway speed, Williams has everything you want to see in a go-to receiver.

"I want to go to the college that will develop me into to best receiver I can be within three years," said Williams. "My relationship with the coaches is going to play a big factor in my decision."

Now that football and basketball are finished for the school year, Williams is working on his speed with track & field competing in the 100m, 200m, and 4x1 relay. He's looking forward to a big final season at Heard County.

"I want to win a championship," Williams said. "I'm hoping to average 100 receiving yards per game and just keep on preparing myself for the next level."

When asked how the Tide stood with him after the visit, Williams replied, "Great! They're in my top three."

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