For Williams, a 6-2, 183-pounder who plays both sides of the ball, the choices are the home state Georgia Bulldogs and the Florida Gators, who are a little more than an hour down the road. On offense, Williams is a dynamic wide receiver. On defense, he is a ball hawk in the secondary.
"I am about to wrap my recruiting up and it's probably going to be Florida," Williams said Thursday night. "I pretty much settled on them because I really like it down there. I like Coach (Urban) Meyer and the rest of the coaches. They are good guys and the players. They want me as an athlete … I have a chance to play both offense and defense."
Although he hasn't made an official announcement about Florida, he says that everybody knows exactly where he stands at the moment.
"I will probably do it sometime in November and I will probably come for my official visit the week they play Florida State," he said. "The Florida coaches really like (my decision). They told me just to call them and let them know. I just want to make the right decision. I don't want to make the wrong one."
Williams was planning to go to Jacksonville Saturday for the Florida-Georgia game. The Gators continued their recent dominance over the Bulldogs with a 14-10 win, marking 14 times in 16 years the Gators have returned home with the victory. Williams has already seen the Gators in action this season in Gainesville when they beat Tennessee, 16-7.
Asked if he was planning on attending the game with his friends from the recruiting trail like Jacksonville's Jamar Hornsby, Williams had a good reason why that probably won't be the case.
"I haven't called anyone lately because I lost my phone for a week," he said. "Someone stole it and I had a lot of messages."
Williams has been tearing up the fields this year for his Charlton County team. The do everything athlete scores from either side of the field. Two weeks ago he had another big game, all in one half.
"Last week we won 47-6 … we are 7-1," he said. "We came in second in the district, but are in the playoffs. Last Friday I caught two touchdowns and ran an interception back for a touchdown. I had four catches total. The second touchdown was 87 yards and a long pass through the air. We have been blowing most everyone out and the last two games I only played in one half.
Justin Williams appears headed to Gainesville, but he wants to bring in the family and make sure he is making the right decision that will affect him for the rest of his life. This is a difference maker on either side of the ball who may find himself doing double duty during his college career.