Receiver high on Arizona

San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) Junipero Serra Catholic High School wide receiver Jonavaughn Williams has plenty of recruiting attention, including from Arizona. Read on to see the schools he is considering, where Arizona stands, and more.

Despite holding offers from nearly half of the Pac-12, San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) Junipero Serra Catholic High School wide receiver Jonavaughn Williams is taking his time with the recruiting process.

"Everything with recruiting is going well," Williams said. "I'm just taking it slow and looking at all of the colleges that are talking to me. I'm just talking to all of the schools and waiting for the right places to go visit and check out the schools and everything like that. I feel pretty good, it's exciting times and I'm really enjoying it."

"I'm up to eight offers right now. I have offers from Washington, Arizona State, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon State, San Diego State, NAU, and Duke."

With offers from some high profile programs, the 133rd ranked wide out in the class of 2012 claims no favorites.

"Right now the Pac-12 schools and San Diego State are recruiting me the hardest," Williams said. "I call Duke every now and then, but definitely the Pac-12 and San Diego State are recruiting me the hardest.

"Everybody is about equal right now. I'm leaning more towards the west coast with the offers from the Pac-12 and San Diego State. I'm leaning towards those six right now, so I guess I have a top six."

The latest offer for the 6-foot, 195-pound receiver came from Arizona, who has put itself right in the thick of things for Williams' services.

"I like Arizona a lot, they were the last team that offered me," Williams said. "I just recently started talking to them, but the coaches always send me mail and hit me up on Facebook, so they're right up there. They're definitely in the hunt.

"I like their coaches and I like how they just offered me, but they're on the ball with sending stuff. They've already talked to my mom and myself, and that was pretty cool. My mom liked that a lot, and it's pretty cool they're recruiting me now."

Recruiting Williams to Arizona is inside receivers coach Garrett Chachere, who has worked quickly to establish a relationship with the prospect from the Golden State.

"I'm being recruited by Garrett Chachere," Williams said. "He's a cool guy. He came out to our spring practice and I met him then. We had a talk, not about football but about life and everything like that. I talked to him on the phone when they offered me, so he's a really cool guy and he is really understanding.

"It seems like he likes his players a lot. We have a pretty good relationship right now and I like him a lot."

Although he intends to take his time with his recruitment, he has been out and about visiting campuses and plans to take more trips in the future.

"I was up at Oregon and Oregon State in June," Williams said. "I went to UCLA for a camp and I might be up there this weekend, and I was at San Diego State last weekend. I definitely want to get out to Arizona, Arizona State. I definitely want to get out there when I can, either on an unofficial at the end of the summer or for an official.

"For those schools that have offered me, I want to show my respects and check them out."

While on campuses, Williams has a clear understanding of the things that are important to him that will ultimately help him to make a decision.

"I'm looking at friendliness of the coaches and how they treat their players," Williams said. "If they can talk to you on a personal level and just not talk down at you, I like that a lot. The niceness of the campus, the location, the city around it and the people of the community around it are all important as well."

With visits in store and no real sense of urgency, Williams may wait to make a decision until 2012.

"I'm thinking I want to make a decision after the season, maybe in December or January," Williams said. "I'll probably know a top three by then and take those few visits and decide between those few schools."

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