Williams Could See Himself as a Dawg

MARIETTA, Ga. - Preston Williams is a Tennessee commit you may want to keep an eye on.

After all, that's what recruiting updates are for. Preston Williams, a five-star wide receiver out of Lovejoy High, considers himself strongly committed to Tennessee; the SEC school that recruited him so hard from the get go.

"Tennessee is home. It feels like home," Williams said. "That's just my house - day one school. That was like one of my first offers before everybody else came. They just stuck with me, and I stuck with them."

Commitments are commitments, but commitments can change, as football fans well know. Not saying Williams isn't going to stay committed to Tennessee, but if he is, why is he speaking so highly of a Vols' foe, Georgia?

Just before competing at the Nike NFTC camp at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Ga. on Sunday, Williams was asked if he could see himself being a Bulldog in college.

"Yeah, I can see myself being a Bulldog," Williams.

That's a pretty strong statement considering Georgia is putting more effort into recruiting the 6-foot-4, 200-pound wideout more than pretty much every school other than Tennessee.

"Georgia is recruiting me the hardest. They've talked to me every day, every day on Twitter (and) they send me mail," Williams said. "They're working for me, I'll put it like that. I can say they're recruiting me the hardest."

Georgia, like any SEC school looking to add some explosion and big play possibility to its offense, is interested in Williams. He recently took visits to Georgia and Auburn, and Gus Malzahn and his Auburn staff would obviously like to hear some positive comments about their program, too.

That, however, was not the case when Williams elaborated on his visit to Auburn.

"It was my first time going to Auburn, too," Williams said. "I like Auburn - a lot. I mean, I can see myself there, but then I can't."

Why not?

"The way they throw the ball, I watch that (and) I see that," Williams said. "I just can't see myself being a War Eagle."

He can see himself being a Bulldog, and obviously a Volunteer, but not a War Eagle. That could rule out one of his SEC choices for the moment. That, and the fact he says he does not have plans to visit anymore SEC schools in the near future. He does, however, plan to attend Tennessee's spring game on April 12 as well as any prior practices he can make it to.

Tennessee is working hard, and you can bet it won't let Williams out of its sight, especially after comments like the ones he made about seeing himself in a Georgia uniform. The Vols haven't let up. Tennessee wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni is putting in work, and staying in constant contact with the five-star.

"I talk to Coach Z every day," Williams said. "He's probably messaged me. I've got to check my phone (and) my Twitter or something."

In the end, it may not be the Twitter contact or mail that earns Williams' ultimate desire. For the record, Williams says he gets the same amount of mail from both Georgia and Tennessee. He won't be swayed by the promise of early playing time either.

"Spots are not given. You're going to have to go earn them, so I don't look at any school that says you're going to just start right off the rep," Williams said. "You've got to earn it and you've got to work for it."

Dawg Post Top Stories