Williams lands offer during 'great visit'

LSU offered 2016 DB JoeJuan Williams during the Bayou Picnic this weekend, and he details what stood out about what he called a "great visit."

LSU handed out three new offers this weekend during the Bayou Picnic, all of which went to defensive backs.

2016 prospect JoeJuan Williams (Nashville, Tenn. | Father Ryan) was on the receiving end of one of those offers as he made the trip down with two of his friends, Kyle Phillips and Ugo Amadi, also highly regarded recruits.

The Tigers had already offered Phillips prior to the visit, and they also joined the mix for Amadi, an Ole Miss commit.

After the day's events, LSU coach Les Miles called Williams into his office for a one-on-one meeting before he left town.

"It was amazing," Williams said. "They called me in after the visit, and Coach Miles was set up in his office. He said they'd love to have me be a part of the team."

Then Miles told Williams to dial up his mother, so he could tell her the good news. It just so happened, that she was already calling her son.

"It was perfect timing," he said.

Williams hadn't spoken much to the LSU coaches prior to this weekend's visit. They had stopped by his school during the most recent evaluation period, but he wasn't sure how legitimate their interest was.

So when they opted to extend him offer, it did take him somewhat by surprise.

"They've been watching me for a while, but I hadn't talked to them very much. The first time they came out [to my school] was very loose. So I don't know how long they've been looking at me, but now they've offered."

LSU was the third school he's visited thus far, and he followed that up with trips to Ole Miss and Alabama for camps. In addition to LSU, his offer list includes Tennessee and Vanderbilt (he's visited both schools), and also Ole Miss, Kentucky, Cincinnati and Louisville.

He's a versatile athlete that features as both a running back and cornerback for his high school team. His future is on the defensive side, and LSU talked to him about playing CB, though he could also end up as a safety.

LSU expects to be squarely in the mix for his recruitment moving forward, and Williams said the visit really stood out to him.

"Everything was great," Williams said. "I loved the visit. I toured the campus, talked to some people there, and it was great. I loved it…

"Now that LSU has offered, a lot has changed so I have to go back and think about it now," he went out to say about his top schools. "Before this, Vanderbilt was my No. 1, but LSU's given me a lot to think about."


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