Big Juco Receiver Has Auburn In Top Group

Mississippi Gulf Coast receiver D'haquille Williams talks about his visit to Auburn on Saturday and what has the Tigers among his favorites.

Auburn, Ala.—Expected to be one of the top junior college wide receivers in the country for the 2014 recruiting class, big D'haquille Williams from Mississippi Gulf Coast College took an unofficial visit to check out the Tigers on Saturday and was impressed by everything about the Auburn program.

Originally from East St. John High in Reserve, La., Williams is a massive 6-3, 213 receiver that already has offers from Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma State, Florida State, and Miami in addition to Auburn. Taking his first trip to the Plains, Williams says that he really enjoyed getting a chance to meet the coaches and get a feel for the Auburn campus.

"It was nice meeting Coach (Gus) Malzahn and Coach (Dameyune) Craig," Williams says. "It was nice for my first experience at Auburn. War Eagle. It's a nice university and nice facilities. I like it.

"They are nice guys," Williams adds of the coaches. "They're not just for the players. They are they outside of football too. They want to know what you want out of life, not just my talent and ability playing football. They want to know what I've got going for myself."

Getting his first interest from the Auburn coaches last month, Williams says that he has really started to build a bond with Craig. Now that he's had a chance to see the Tigers in person he says they're right in the mix for him.

"It was probably last month sometime," Williams says of when he first heard from Auburn. "When I found that out it was a blessing. Any coach that talks to you and tells you they want you to be there is a blessing. I'm blessed that Auburn wants me and I like it. It's going to be one of my choices."

"He's a really nice guy," he adds of Craig. "It was my first time really meeting him in person, but I have talked to him before. He's a good guy and very young. He has experienced being at Auburn because he played there. That helped me out knowing that. He played in the NFL so that's a big advantage too."

Growing up a Texas fan in Louisiana, Williams says at the moment he doesn't have a particular favorite, but does have a group of schools he's focusing on as he continues to learn more about all of his schools.

"My top would be Auburn, LSU, Texas A&M, Alabama and Oklahoma State," Williams says.

Not sure of when he'll make his decision, Williams says that he plans to enroll in December and go through spring practice wherever he goes to school With three years to play two he says he'll just enjoy the process until the time comes to make his choice.

"It's a lot of pressure, but I'm just going to look at every school and every visit I go on and look at things besides the football program," Williams says. "I want to see what they do on and off the field and how their coaching staff treats their players and what their academics are like."


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