Germantown (TN) corner back Jaylin Williams has become one of the hottest football recruits in the state of Tennessee over the past two months and things don't appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
The 3-star recruit has received several new offers recently while adding new teams to the mix as well. Williams remains in touch with programs that had previously offered and that includes Vanderbilt.
Williams and the Vanderbilt coaching staff have remained in constant contact since the Commodores offered the Memphis area prospect back in March. The two parties have been working on coming up for a visit and last weekend, everything came together as Williams made his way Nashville.
"I have been wanting to visit Vanderbilt for a while now and last weekend I was able to get up there to see everything and meet everybody. It was a great visit and a trip I am very happy that I made," said Williams.
It was the first time for Williams to ever see Vanderbilt's campus in person. It was also the first time for Williams to meet with several of the Vanderbilt coaches in person and after talking with the staff, he is way more impressed with them than he was before he arrived on his visit.
"I really needed to see Vanderbilt for myself because I had never been there and I have to say, it was an outstanding visit that really impressed me," he said. "I had a real comfortable feel being there and the mix of atmosphere there really seemed to fit my style. I also really enjoyed spending time and talking with the coaches. Coach Mason is real cool and I like him a lot. I was able to talk with him for quite a while but I also talked with Coach Mattioli and Coach Marve as well and both of those guys are cool as well. It was honestly a real, simple, cool conversation with all three coaches that I liked a lot. They really made me feel wanted and made me feel like I was important to them. I was highly impressed with Vanderbilt and I can say that they are definitely a part of my top schools."
Vanderbilt likes Williams and see's him becoming a high level corner back in college but the Commodores are not the only schools showing strong interest in the Memphis defensive back.
Williams most recent offers came from Ole Miss, Indiana and UMass but several other high major programs are showing interest and could be on the verge of offering.
"Recruiting has really picked up for me over the past two months and I honestly feel blessed to be liked by so many schools," Williams said. "I have been talking with a lot of coaches recently and that includes schools who have already offered. The schools I am talking to that have not offered would be Clemson, Baylor, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech. I have heard more and more from those schools recently and one of them could be close to offering me. I have no idea when any of these offers arrive but I am taking everything in stride and enjoying the process."
While recruiting appears to be going quite well for Williams, he is keeping a humble mind about it all and not trying to rush into anything. He does intend on visiting Vanderbilt again before he starts thinking about committing and don't expect that to happen any time soon.
"Right now I am just gathering information, talking with coaches and taking visits when I can. I am nowhere close to committing because I still have a ways to go in my recruitment and I don't want to make any quick decisions."
"I plan to take several visits to multiple places before I start thinking about committing. I want to make it back up to Vanderbilt again and do it soon. I am not sure when that will be but I definitely want to come back up. I would like to see a game as well, so who knows, I might come up multiple times."
Vanderbilt see's Williams as a fit for not only their football team but as a student as well. They will have to fend off several others but they have positioned themselves well for the one of the best defensive prospects in the state of Tennessee.