Juwaan Williams Likely To Decide Early

After leading his Tucker (GA) High School team to a 2011 state championship, 2013 quarterback Juwaan Williams is ready to tackle the recruiting process.

Juwaan Williams plays quarterback in Tucker's option offense, but he is being recruited as a wide receiver by almost every team on his list. The exception to that rule would be the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, who would like to keep Williams at quarterback if he were to enroll in nearby Atlanta.

Williams says that he doesn't really have a preference for which position he plays in college. The only thing he is concerned with is making sure that the position he plays would match up with the offensive system.

"It really depends on the system that the school has. With Georgia Tech, I would love to play quarterback there because it is a great fit for me. But in other systems, I would love to play receiver."

Coming off of the thrill of winning a state championship, Williams is just now starting to really have an opportunity to travel around and get an up-close look at colleges. He recently drove to Athens to participate in Georgia's Junior Day, and he plans on visiting the Georgia Tech campus sometime this week.

"I'm just going to tour the school at Georgia Tech. I want my family to come and see what I have seen on my previous visits earlier in the season."

Williams clearly has a fond impression of the Georgia Tech program, and much of that can be attributed to the work that Georgia Tech assistant coach Joe Speed has done in his recruitment.

"We have a great relationship. Every time we talk, we share laughs. We just talk about life and we take away the football aspect of everything and talk about what I want to do after football if it doesn't work out for me."

Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech were the two teams that Williams said were currently recruiting him the hardest, but they will have too content with a large list of other schools if they want to land Williams' services. He currently holds seven offers from Vanderbilt, Kentucky, South Carolina, Wake Forest, NC State, East Carolina and Central Florida, and he is being contacted by many other programs.

Although the Yellow Jackets have yet to officially offer a scholarship, Tech has put themselves in very good position with Williams. As of right now, the Yellow Jackets find themselves as one of Williams' two favorites.

"Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt are definitely at the top."

Williams lists the offensive system, the academics and his relationship with the coaching staff and players as the top factors in his decision. He says that he would like to get his decision out of the way before is senior season begins.


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