RECRUITING: Busy Williams Solid For Florida

Justin Williams, a four star Gator commitment, is one of the busiest recruits of the Florida class of 2006. Williams committed to Florida back in November and since then he's kept himself busy by leading Folkston (GA) Charlton County to a state football championship. The glow of a football title was still warm when he joined the basketball team and now he's itching for track season to begin.

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Williams grew comfortable with the Gators during the recruiting process because of the solid relationships he developed with Coach Urban Meyer and his staff of assistants. Wide receivers Coach Billy Gonzales makes contact at least two or three times a week with the 6-2, 182-pounder who will probably find a home at cornerback once he joins the Gators.

"He came to my basketball game Tuesday night," said Williams "I can call him when I need to talk to him about anything. He is the type of person that I can depend on."

From the very beginning, Meyer made a favorable impression and the relationship seems to be growing stronger.

"He is a very cool guy … I can talk to him and he mainly talks about grades," said Williams. "He wants to make sure you get a degree. That's the main reason why I chose the University of Florida."

There are a lot of skeptics out there about early commitments since a recruit can always change his mind from a non-binding verbal commitment. Williams says that he gets a lot of calls and one school, in particular, calls regularly, pushing him to change his mind.

"The University of Georgia has been saying stuff trying to get into my head but none of it is working," he said.

Williams plays forward for the Charlton County basketball team, averaging 16 points per game. On the track team, he runs the 200 and 400 meters plus he's runs with the 4X100 and 4X400 relay teams. He won't play basketball in college but he wants to run with the Florida track team.

"I was not sure if I was going to run track in college," says Williams. "I have just recently decided that joining the track and field team is something that I would like to do."

Right now, the top priority is earning a qualifying score on either the SAT or the ACT. He has already taken the SAT once and will take it again. He recently took the ACT and is waiting to find out his score.

Williams is scheduled for an official visit to Florida on the January 20-21 weekend.

"I may come by myself," he said. "My momma is considering joining me on the visit but she has not made up her mind as of yet."

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