Jaquay Williams Talks about Visits

Sandy Creek receiver Jaquay Williams will be leaving Columbus (OH) in the morning and has had a busy schedule visiting colleges this spring. The 6-4, 204-pound receiver is lining up offers right now and will be one of the more highly recruited prospects in the country before all is said and done. An early four-star prospect on Scout.com, we caught up with him at the end of his visit to Ohio State.

Originally a prospect at Heard County in Franklin (GA), Jaquay Williams relocated and is a part of a team and school that he really likes.

"I transferred over to Sandy Creek," Williams said by phone. "It is going real good. I like the people and I just like the school. Everybody loves each other over here."

Already with a dozen offers in tow, Williams is making the trek to different programs and seeing what they have to offer. He has already visited the school and coaching staffs of Georgia, Auburn, Florida, and Ohio State and has something to say about each.

Athens, Ga. isn't too far away and the Georgia Bulldogs are the home state school. He got an eye full when he visited the red and black.

"It went okay," he said of his Georgia trip. "I liked the facilities a lot there. The study hall, weight room, and stuff like that."

The national champion Auburn Tigers also have something to offer. Williams really bonded with Tiger receiver coach Trooper Taylor.

"I had a great time at Auburn," Williams said. "Coach Trooper… he is great. You aren't going to be sad with Coach Trooper around."

Williams arrived in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday and will be leaving Thursday morning to head back home. He took a lot away from his trip to Buckeye land, especially some thoughts on head coach Jim Tressel.

"I'm leaving on an early flight (Thursday) and it's been really good," Williams said. "I like coach Tressel. I like the practice, facilities, and study hall. I was also on a radio station and talked about my visit, so that was good.

"Coach Tressel was the highlight. He is an outstanding man, period. All that media and stuff… that is just not what kind of person he is.

Williams visited Gainesville, Fla. a few weeks ago and was impressed with what he saw there as well. Receiver Coach Aubrey Hill as well as offensive coordinator Charlie Weis made an impression, but what he really liked was the intensity of the team on the practice field.

"It went great down there too," he said of Florida. "I liked the coaches, the facilities, and the people around Florida. It was good down there. Coach Hill and Coach Charlie Weis were cool. They were telling me how great the program at Florida is and how well I would fit in.

"Coach Hill is a great receiver coach. I like the drills he puts you in. He seems like he would make me a better receiver with really physical drills.

"I toured the campus as well. I think the practice stood out the most. It was really intense. I have never been to a practice where everyone was hyped up and it made me want to go out there suit up and play with them."

Florida wants to see what Williams gets on the college entrance exams before offering him a scholarship and he said that score should be coming soon.

"I take my test on April 9 and they are waiting on my test score," he said.

Williams played in an option offense in 2010 and still reeled off 26 catches for 800 yards. At 6-4, he isn't your typical cornerback but he played that position as well for four games and landed three interceptions running two of them back for touchdowns and also scored on a fumble recovery.

His athletic ability and his size have college coaches intrigued and looking hard, but he knows what they will have to show him before he is ready to call any program home.

"I will pick the best receiver coach that will get me to the top of my ability and get me to the next level," Williams said. "I want a place that will feel like home."

Fightin Gators Top Stories