RECRUITING: Justin Williams Names A Leader

It isn't like Justin Williams, the four-star rated wide receiver from Folkston (GA) Charlton County has dropped off the recruiting radar, but it has been a rather quiet summer since he narrowed his favorite list to two schools. Perhaps the quiet time has been healthy because now Williams is ready to name a leader.

(Justin Williams profile)

"Florida stands out over Georgia right now," said Williams when he spoke to Gator Country on Wednesday night.

Williams is 6-2, 183 pounds and skilled enough that he could play either wide receiver or defensive back at the next level. His goal is to play wide receiver at the college level.

The border war between Florida and Georgia is often not pretty on the field or off. Even though the Gators may have the lead, it's obvious that Georgia still has a shot. He talked about the two schools.

FLORIDA: "I like their coaching staff. Coach (Urban) Meyer is a good person and someone to hang out with. Coach (Greg) Mattison is a person that worries about his players and make sure they are doing right in their classes and on the field. Coach (Billy) Gonzalez is a pretty good coach. He knows how to make you get the ball and know what to do with it. I usually call Coach Gonzalez or Coach Meyer and talk to them."

GEORGIA: "I went down to their camp and talked to Coach Mark Richt. They have good coaches and stuff. I am going to visit down there (officially), because I didn't really get a good chance to see it down there."

He has no desire to look into other schools. Right now he's leaning toward making an early decision.

"For now just those schools are going to get a visit," he said. "I will probably choose in the middle of the season. I am just going to do it (one day)."

Williams has become fast friends with Jacksonville's Jamar Hornsby, another standout in the recruiting class of 2006. Since they live only 45 miles apart, the two have kept up with each other since meeting on the recruiting trail.

"I still keep up with Jamar," he said. "We talk about recruiting and stuff and what schools we are going to and how we both feel about all of that."

For now it is preparation time for another season and another shot at the state title. The season is drawing close and the Charlton County has another loaded team. Williams is counting down the days till the first game, especially since school has already started for him.

"It (school) started Aug 6," he said. "We (the team) are looking pretty good. We just have to sew up some spots on defense and we will be alright. The strong parts on defense are the front and cornerbacks. On offense we are good everywhere."

Justin Williams is another versatile player that the University of Florida is recruiting heavily. Players who are capable of playing on either side of the ball seem to be a staple of this recruiting class. Adding Williams to Florida's growing list of commitments would be a huge coup for Coach Urban Meyer and right now, things look good for the Gators.


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