Nation's No. 4 ATH Jamyest Williams has Vols in top 5

In order to defend elite level playmakers, Tennessee must sign athletic defensive backs. Jamyest Williams may be the most gifted cornerback in the country for 2017.

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Jamyest Williams is back again to compete at The Opening Finals on a “business trip.”

Prior to his junior season at Archer (Ga.) High School, the two-way athlete was one of few players his age to earn the invite. After battling back from a pair of injuries, Williams got a second bid to get in work amongst 166 of the country's best while at NIKE Headquarters just before his senior season at Grayson (Ga.) High School gets underway.

The ability that makes him a two-time invitee is the same that has college coaches all over the nation gawking at the Scout 100 prospect.

Williams released a top 5 on Sunday afternoon that includes Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Volunteers have ample opportunities for Williams to contribute if he was to join the Big Orange. The defensive back and receiver is fond of Tennessee coaches and the college itself.

“It’s just (Tennessee) coach (Butch) Jones, he’s a wonderful coach, and I just love the campus, too,” he told InsideTennessee. “And my relationship with (defensive backs) coach (Willie) Martinez, too.”

The Scout four-star hears often from Martinez, who also coached at Georgia and Oklahoma.

“His résumé speaks for itself and the way he develops players,” Williams said.

See more from Williams by watching the interview with InsideTennessee below:

http://www.scout.com/player/178498-jamyest-williams?s=7

Photo by Danny Parker

Inside Tennessee Top Stories