Auburn Commitment Eager to Contribute Early

All-American wide receiver Jaquay Williams discusses several topics including his official visit to Auburn.

Tyrone, Ga.--Four star wide receiver Jaquay Williams said he came away from his official visit at Auburn eager to get to campus this summer and become a part of Gene Chizik's fourth Auburn football team.

"Coach Chizik told me and my parents that he has no doubts that I can come in and help the team," Williams told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I just have to handle my business and do what I need to do to be ready to contribute.

"Handling my business means I need to work hard every day to get ready for college," he said, adding that he is physically and academically on pace for the challenge.

Williams broke on to the scene as a college prospect at little Heard County High in Franklin, Ga., but transferred to big school power Sandy Creek in Tyrone, Ga. He said that has worked out nicely.

"Sandy Creek is a great place," Williams said. "The move went well. They love their football players there and love their students. I went to the right place. There is a lot of talent there."

A regular visitor to Auburn going back to his junior year in high school, Williams said his official visit turned out very well. "I had a great time," he said. "I have been there many times, but this time was more."

He noted the trip was about hanging out with current team members, coaches and other recruits, getting to know them better and having fun. Asked what his favorite part of the weekend was, he said, "I liked everything, but I would have to say the dance contest we had was the most fun."

Chizik has not named an offensive coordinator yet to replace Gus Malzahn. Williams said from talking to the head coach he expects that to happen soon and said that Chizik told him the offense will feature sets with three and four wide receivers with more of an NFL influence than it had under Malzahn.

The receiver said he was not concerned about the hire or that Malzahn left to become head coach at Arkansas State. "I didn't fall in love with the coach, I fell in love with Auburn," he said.

The coach he will be working most closely with at Auburn, Trooper Taylor, is a guy Williams said he has a lot of respect for and is looking forward to playing for in 2012. "He is going to treat his players like he is going to treat Blaise (his son, Blaise Taylor)," Williams stated.

"Coach Trooper Taylor is a good man," Williams added. "I feel that he is one of the best wide receiver coaches in America and I am looking forward to playing for him. I know he will help me develop, he will make me a better person and teach me what I need to be taught to be successful."

Williams wrapped up his high school playing days at the new Semper Fi All-American Game in Phoenix earlier this month where he caught a touchdown pass.

Williams is shown after making his touchdown catch at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix.

"I wanted to score so badly," he said. "I just wanted to get the ball in my hands and I knew if I did that I would be able to score. It was a lot of fun. I had a blast and we had a lot of great players at the game."

He noted that he wanted to recruit some of those players to join him at Auburn, but added, "Most everybody out there had already committed.

Williams did do some recruiting over the weekend, hanging out with five-star wide receiver prospect Stefon Diggs from Maryland. "He said he had a great time," Williams pointed out. "He said he had a blast."


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