Williams May Visit UCLA

SEP. 3 -- Five-star Lovejoy (Ga.) wide receiver Preston Williams may visit UCLA this fall...

There is the concept of making things look easy on a football field, and then there's what Scout.com No. 1 wide receiver Preston Williams did on Friday night.

No matter how humble he may have been, the only word to truly characterize the effort was dominant.

"I couldn't have done it without the team, couldn't have done it by myself," he said after a 47-14 win. "I wouldn't say it was easy. We still have work to do and room to improve. That was our first game, so that was our butterflies coming out.

"They were doubling me, so it gave us the opportunity for someone else to make plays."

Not only did the Lovejoy (Ga.) standout make his senior debut with big plays through the air, but he was a major threat as a punt returner, blocker for his teammates and even as a kicker -- landing two of his kickoffs for touch backs.

The stat book only showed about 90 yards receiving and a score for Williams against Jonesboro (Ga.) Mundy's Mill, but two long scores were called back because of penalty.

Making multiple defenders miss after the catch while also flashing vertical talent on a listed 6-foot-5, 200-pound frame continues to validate how coveted Williams has become. Still firm on his commitment to Tennessee, several others in the SEC remain on his trail and he may see other programs this fall.

"Alabama and Georgia, and Auburn are still trying," he said. "I may visit UCLA or USC. That's all right now."

The No. 14 overall prospect in America's 2015 class was back in Knoxville on Sunday evening, checking out the Vols' season opening win over Utah State. It was his latest chance to check in with his recruiting coach, Zach Azzanni.

"It's a good bond," he said of Azzanni. "I know when I get up there, it'll be real good."

Williams is also quite close to several fellow UT pledges including quarterback Quinten Dormady.

"He's dying to throw to me," he said with a smile. "He's in the group message and we talk all the time. Andrew Butcher is the funniest one."

Another reason Knoxville will be a frequented campus for the five-star is because of his fiancee, who is enrolled at Tennessee.

"I know I'm going to do it when I turn 18 in March, I'm probably going to get married in Tennessee," he said.

Once planning on graduating early, there has been a change of plans. Because of "my soccer season," the Vol staff will not have him on campus for good until the summer of 2015.

Video of Williams from Friday night, wearing No. 11 in white, is available below:


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