Tiger football, hoops looking in Georgia

Clemson continues to mine the state of Georgia for some of the top-rated talent and the Tigers are already back in the Peach State for another 2012 prospect.

WR Jaquay Williams Profile

Heard County High School (Franklin, Ga.) wide receiver Jaquay Wililams received his first offer this February when Clemson came calling.

He recently spoke to CUTigers about the early stages of his recruitment.

"It meant a lot," Williams said of the offer. "It drew a lot of more colleges, a lot more looking at me as soon as I got that first offer from Clemson."

How much of an interest do you have in Clemson?

"I have a lot, a whole lot," Williams said.

This spring he visited Tigertown for the first time to see the Orange and White game. Williams walked away impressed.

"I liked the stadium and the coaches—all of that," he said. "I didn't get to go around because I came late. I saw the weight room and I liked that."

Clemson and Georgia are the only schools that he's visited. He was in Athens' for Mark Richt's camp.

Williams does look forward to getting back up to Tigertown.

"I plan on going up there for some games this year," he said.

Football isn't the only sport Williams is considering. He also hears from several schools to play basketball. Clemson, Cincinnati, Georgia and East Carolina are the main suitors.

"I haven't gotten any written offers but Cincinnati is on me real hard," he said.

This July, Williams played in several AAU Tournaments with Hoop Plant out of Atlanta. They were in Myrtle Beach for the Big Shots Tournament, at the Peach State and just finished up in Orlando for the Super Showcase.

"I would like to try to play both (sports) in college," Williams said.

He missed the majority of his sophomore season on the hardwood at Heard County because of an ankle injury before picking back up with AAU ball.

On the gridiron, Williams finished with over 700 yards and eight touchdowns while averaging over 20 yards per reception as a sophomore in 2009.

Along with Clemson and Georgia, Alabama and Florida are expressing interest. He also hopes to also take visits this fall to Tuscaloosa and Athens.

Clemson recruiting coordinator/wide receivers coach Jeff Scott is Williams' main recruiter to Tigertown.

"I've talked to coach Jeff Scott the most out of all of them," Williams said.

"He knows what he's talking about. He's a good person."

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