Washington (D.C) Archbishop Carrol 4-star offensive tackle Jauan Williams is one of the most coveted offensive linemen in the country. He currently holds more than 15 Power-5 programs. Williams took an official visit to Florida State this past weekend, and raved about his experience.
"Dang, there's a lot," Williams said. "The players, the coaches, the food, the treatment, the atmosphere, the campus, the staff, everything. I love the whole Tallahassee atmosphere."
The thing that stood out to Williams the most was Florida State's academic plan.
"I loved the academics," Williams said. "It was just so planned out and well done. I think it's one of the top academic schools in the country."
Florida State went above and beyond to lay out the academic plan for Williams and his mother.
"The advisors, and the schedules," Williams said. "You know how they have away games? The whole staff would go with laptops and books. If a player left a laptop cord or a book they would talk to the staff who brings everything they need with them. They tutot them and get done everything they need for classes. It's just so well planned out and organized. It's super hard for you to fail. If you fail, you do it on your own. There's no reason you should fail. All of the linemen got academic awards for having 3.0 GPAs or higher."
In addition to the academic support staff, Williams was about to talk with most of the Florida State coaches including offensive line coach Rick Trickett and head coach Jimbo Fisher. Williams hit it off with coach Trickett on his visit for the Jimbo Fisher Camp in July. They hit it off again on the visit.
"He said it's going to be tough," Williams said. "It's going to be hard. He said I had what it takes to be an NFL draft pick and stuff like that. He said he's going to get me to where I need to be. They got love for me. It was a lot."
In addition to talking with Williams, coach Trickett also ran him through some of the protections that they run at Florida State.
"He also taught me all the positions on the O-line," Williams said. "Even though I wasn't enrolled in the school he taught me plays and stuff like that. He taught me what certain calls mean and stuff like that."
The 6-foot-6 1/2, 300-pound offensive tackle was hosted by All-ACC offensive tackle Roderick Johnson, and the two hit it off.
"Big Rod Johnson was my host," Williams said. "Me and him are just alike. It seemed like he was my long lost brother."
Williams doesn't have any other visits planned at this point, and he won't be deciding until signing day in February. In addition to Florida State, Oklahoma, Maryland, LSU, Nebraska, Ohio State, and Alabama are in the mix for the talented 4-star offensive lineman.