Vanderbilt extended one of their latest offers last night to Germantown (TN) corner back Jaylin Williams.
The rising defensive back from Memphis has seen an increase with his recruitment over the past month and last night he landed his first official Southeastern Conference offer from the Commodores and he admits to be very excited about landing an opportunity from Vanderbilt.
"I feel so blessed and honored to receive an offer from Vanderbilt and for it to be them to become the first SEC school to offer me," said Williams. "Vanderbilt is a school I am very interested in. They offer a lot in what I am looking for in a school. This is an awesome feeling to be offered by them and I am excited to continue building my relationship with them."
Williams and the Commodores began talking with one another a little over a month ago. The Germantown high school product is an elite level talent who has size and blazing speed. Those abilities are a big reason Vanderbilt jumped on his radar.
Another reason being is Williams stature in the classroom. The rising corner back works just as hard with his books as he does on the football field. He values education as well as some other important personal reason's and that's a big part of why he has strong interest in the Commodores.
"Vanderbilt is one of my favorite schools and a lot of that is because of how close to home they are and their reputation as a strong academic school. I can also tell they have great coaching staff that makes you feel comfortable and works hard to make their players better. The little I have talked to the coaches so far has been great. Very easy conversations with them and I like that. There is a lot to like about Vanderbilt and that's why they are at the top of my list," Williams said.
The Commodores might have become the 1st SEC school to offer Williams but they weren't the 1st power five school to do so.
Before landing the Vanderbilt offer, Williams had previous offers from Colorado St, UL Monroe, Toledo, Virginia and UT Martin. They won't be the last to offer as Williams claims several other programs to be in high interest.
"I talk a lot with the schools who have offered, including Vanderbilt but I'm also hearing from Indiana, Kansas St, Florida, Memphis, Arkansas, BYU, MTSU and Wake Forest," he said. "I have no idea who wants to offer. I'm just blessed to receiving the interest I am and if offers my way, it would be an honor and it would give me plenty of options to choose from."
Williams is a busy guy right now. While handling the rigors of high school life, he is also dealing with the uprising of his football recruiting while also burning rubber with the track team.
Finding time right now has been a struggle for Williams but he will not make any decisions on a school until he visits Vanderbilt and he wants to do that as soon as possible.
"I don't have an exact time frame for when I will but I plan to visit Vanderbilt as soon as I can," he said. "I already mentioned it to the coaches about how much I want to come up and they told me to take my time and work it out for whenever I can. I appreciated that because I'm very busy right now. I'm excited to see everything up there, I just can't wait to make it happen."