Physical WR Discusses Auburn Junior Day

Jaquay Williams, a 2012 football prospect from Heard County High, discusses Auburn and recruiting in a report that includes highlight videos.

Franklin, Ga.--Drawing recruiting attention from a variety of colleges across the Southeastern Conference and others outside the region, Jaquay Williams is expected to be one of the top wide receiver prospects in the state of Georgia as a senior this fall.

The 6-4, 200-pounder from Heard County High School was on the Auburn campus to attend a junior day this past weekend.

"I had a good time on the visit and I will be back in the spring to check out a practice," Williams says. "I like Auburn and I like the wide receiver coach (Trooper Taylor). I feel like he is one of the best wide receiver coaches in the country."

Williams broke onto the scene as a prospect to watch with a good performance as a sophomore when he finished with more than 700 receiving yards. In the summer prior to his junior year he was a standout at the Auburn MVP prospects camp and scholarship offers have been steadily coming in since then.

Jaquay Williams

The big wide receiver says he has offers from Auburn and most other teams in the SEC along with Ohio State and Michigan out of the Big 10 plus Louisville from the Big East. Williams says he is in no hurry to shorten his list of colleges or make a decision, pointing out that he isn't planning to announce his choice until signing day or close to it next February.

Before then he will be very busy athletically and not just in football. Williams just wrapped up his junior basketball season as a point guard and two guard for Heard County High and last week he began his track and field season.

"We had our first meet on Friday and that went well," he says. "I won the 100 and 200 and we finished second in the 4x100 and I got second place in the long jump. I ran 10.7 in the 100 and went 21 feet in the long jump."

Commenting on his style of play in football, the big receiver says, "I try to bully the cornerback no matter how big he is or no matter how little he is. I really think none of the corners out there can guard me because I can beat them with my size and my body control.

"For my senior year I am working on my elusiveness," he says. "Everybody knows I can jump up and catch the high balls. When I catch the ball I am going to try to take a hitch (route) or a stop (route) to the house."

Williams says "he can't wait" to come back to Auburn and spend more time with the football staff, particularly wide receivers coach Taylor. "He is a lot of fun to be around," Williams says. "He is real funny and real loud. He told me they need a big, physical receiver they can get the ball to in their offense.

"I watched their offense in three games last year and I like it," he says. "I saw the national championship game, the SEC Championship Game and their game vs. Clemson," he recalls. "I like how they know who their playmakers are and how they are going to get them the ball."

Williams notes that he is in good shape academically to be a qualifier for college. "I want to study criminology because I?want to become an FBI agent," says.


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