JoeJuan Williams doesn’t have an official scholarship offer from USC yet, but he already got a good taste of the Los Angeles life. Williams, a four-star safety prospect out of Hendersonville, Tenn., had been to Los Angeles for a vacation trip last year, but got a new comfortability when he recently came out for the Trojans’ Rising Stars Camp.
“It was cool. L.A.’s a great city. I really like it,” Williams said. “I really feel like I could fit in there. It’s not too big. I mean it’s huge. There are a bunch of celebrities there, but I don’t feel like I will get lost there.”
Williams had a “really great experience” at the Rising Stars Camp and said he’s liked USC since he was a kid. All it took was a signature from former Trojan wide receiver Patrick Turner — a fellow Tennessee product also from the Nashville area where Hendersonville is a suburb.
“Getting his autograph hyped me all up and I loved them during the Reggie Bush era. It’s a great school and a great program and they have a great tradition.”
The 6-foot-3, 194-pound safety said he wants to narrow down his top five by the end of the summer and that he has one or two schools already penciled in, but promised a return trip to Los Angeles if he is to receive a scholarship offer.
“If I get an offer, I’m taking an official there, definitely.”
Williams’ top five list that he plans to release won’t necessarily be a correlative official visit list. Instead, he wants to follow the Iman Marshall playbook and make the most of his official visits.
“If there’s an SEC school in there, not saying that there is, I’ll probably take a bunch of unofficial visits because I can drive to that, but I really want to take my officials far [away] and make the most out of my trips.”
Will one of those be to Los Angeles?
Williams is eagerly awaiting the USC offer. According to him, the USC coaches told Williams they planned to go over his film and everything else once they return from the Fourth of July holiday vacation and then they would be in contact with him.