Williams Enjoys First Taste of Penn State

Junior four-star lineman from Washington, D.C., took in the sights and sounds of Happy Valley at the Lions' Sunday camp.

Jauan Williams did a little bit of camping at Penn State Sunday. What he gained off the field, though, may have been just as important.

The Washington, D.C., Archbishop Carroll four-star Class of 2016 lineman was immediately noticeable among the group working with Lions' line coach Herb Hand Sunday at the Senior Elite II camp. He sports a 6-foot-6, 270-pound frame.

When he wasn't camping, Williams was chatting with commitments and, of course, Hand, during his first trip to University Park.

"Since I got offered by Penn State, I figured I might as well check it out," Williams said. "From what I've seen, this place is very awesome."

Penn State's facilities and its coaching staff were among the standout sights for the junior, along with Beaver Stadium.

"It has very nice facilities, nice fields, nice coaching staff, and the intensity is very extreme with them," Williams said. "The coaching staff and the facilities, the players [stood out], and I've never been to a big college stadium before.

"Seeing this place, it's just like ‘whoa.' "

The Lions' staff has also been impressed with what they've seen, even if the lineman's participation in camp was limited. Williams has the sort of long body new head coach James Franklin and Hand covert in their offensive linemen.

"The coaches said they really want me up here and they think I can be an amazing player and all that."

"The coaches said they really want me up here and they think I can be an amazing player and all that," Williams said. "I still got a little bit of weight to put on.

"All I did was just talk to some of the coaches to get to know how they are."

Williams has no visits set in stone yet, but said he will make "four or five stops" in July.

With double digit offers in hand, the lineman is nowhere close to making a decision and is expecting more offers to flow in. He does know what he is looking for in a school, though.

"The biggest things I am going to look for are the coaching staff, talking to the players and academics," he told Scout.com in May. "I am also going to look at my major because I want to get a degree in business management."


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