Williams Sets Notre Dame Official Visit

Tucker (Ga.) High athlete Juwaan Williams has two official visits set, including one to Notre Dame, and he spoke to IrishEyes.com about it.

Tucker (Ga.) High standout Juwaan Williams plans to make five official visits before he makes his college decision, and there is a strong chance Notre Dame will be the first one.

The 6-foot, 170-pound Williams, who plays quarterback at Tucker but is being recruited to play receiver at Notre Dame, said he will visit Notre Dame for the Sept. 22 game against Michigan.

"I'm very serious (about Notre Dame)," Williams said. "That's one of the schools I'm looking hard at right now. Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Florida State, Oregon, Clemson and Georgia Tech are probably my top schools right about now. All of my schools, right now, I'm looking at very seriously."

The only other official visit Williams has set is to Oregon on Oct. 7. He said more could come during the season or after the season because he doesn't plan on making a decision until late January.

He is also learning more about Notre Dame on a regular basis, but has a close point of reference.

"I do know that one of my teammates' brothers, Jamoris Slaughter, goes there, and from what I've seen on t.v. and what (assistant) coach Scott Booker and what (offensive coordinator Chuck) Martin have told me, it seems like a great place. I've heard it's a nice campus, and the education is next to none."

The Irish are recruiting Williams to play receiver, where he played as a sophomore, and a lot of the conversation with the staff centers on how he would fit into the offense.

Williams added he didn't watch the Irish a lot in the fall because Notre Dame didn't begin recruiting him hard until after the 2011, but that isn't a factor in his decision.

"Coach Booker told me that I'll probably be a slot receiver," he said. "It's just catching anything quick to get the ball in my hands so I can get up field as fast as I can."

Williams said he is done with visits for the summer and will concentrate on getting ready for his season by working with his teammates.

"Just working on the small things that us, as kids, really don't do well," Williams said. "It's footwork, ball skills, and the overall chemistry with me and my players."


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