4-star Athlete Jamyest Williams Has Top-5 Including FSU

One of the most electric athletes in the 2017 class has Florida State in his Top-5.

Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer 4-star defensive back Jamyest Williams took another visit to see the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday. Williams had visited Florida State three times in 2015, and was making his first trip of 2016. 

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher and defensive backs coach Charles Kelly made sure that Williams knew he was a priority for the Seminoles.

"I had a good conversation with coach Fisher," Williams said. "A one on one talk with him and coach Kelly. I was in the office with coach Kelly for a long time just talking scheme and talking about the money stuff. FSU will definitely be in my Top-5. They're one of my top schools."

Coach Kelly and Williams have developed a great relationship, and it all starts with trust.

"He keeps it real with me," Williams said. "He keeps it real with me and my dad. That's one thing I like. A lot of other coaches, they're going to act a certain way on a visit, but him he just keeps it real. He just acts the same. He act the same with me while I'm on this visit visit with him. It's going to be the same if I come here. If he needs to get in me, he's going to get in me. If I'm doing good, he's going to tell me I'm doing good."

The highlight of his visit was spending more time getting to know coach Kelly, and learning more about the Florida State scheme. 

"A lot more personal time with coach Kelly," Williams said. "Spening a lot more time with him. We just talked about scheme stuff. We just talk about more life stuff. We didn't only talk about football. We talked about my plans after football. My plans on what I want to do if I come here. Just life."

The electric athlete can play on both sides of the ball, but the Seminoles like him on defense.

"With coach Fisher, we were talking about playing multiple positions on defense," Williams said. "And also the return game too."

Fisher compared him to one of the best punt returners in Florida State history.

"Greg Reid. That's what coach Fisher always talk about," Williams said. "Me and Greg Reid."

Williams also got to spend some time with star Florida State safety Derwin James.

"I was with Derwin [James] today," Williams said. "We was just kicking it. Talking a little bit about his season. We just talked about life and how things are going."

The atmosphere between the players and the coaches at Florida State is just different according to Williams.

"It's just the way Derwin came," Williams said. "Derwin didn't have to be here today. Just the way he came and was interacting with coach Kelly while we were in the film room. Just talking about different stuff. He just came. He was talking. Helping us out and stuff."

The coaches and players weren't the only ones trying to get Williams to Florida State. 4-star wide receiver commit D.J. Matthews was in his ear as well.

"He just said,' Why not FSU?'" Williams said. "It's been proven that they ball on both sides of the ball. They've got studs on both sides of the ball so everyday in practice you're going to get that work."

Williams had previously named Clemson his leader, but he backed off that statement after the visit. Clemson is also in his Top-5 along with Florida State.

"Clemson it's in that top school priority," Williams said. "That Top-5. I really don't have a top school right now. I want to say I have a Top-5. Clemson's up there. They're in my top five. I don't want to say they're my top school because I'm still wide open. Florida State's up there too. They're going to stay up there."

Williams has offers from more than 35 schools already, but there is a small group standing out along with Florida State and Clemson.

"I'd have to say Ohio State, Tennessee, Georgia," Williams said. "I'm going to get out to Oklahoma and USC hopefully."

Florida State has guaranteed their spot for an official visit. Williams plans to make a silent commitment during the season, and will announce his choice on signing day.

The 5-foot-8.5, 170-pound defensive back is the No. 7 athlete and No. 63 player overall in the 2017 Scout 300.


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