Williams adds WFU offer

Wake Forest is back to combing through the fertile South Florida region for talent. Last Wednesday they extended an offer to Jaboree' Williams out of Fort Lauderdale High School. The 6-foot-1, 217-pound linebacker now has eight early offers to his credit but he was especially delighted to receive one for the Deacons staff.

"After lunch the GA sent an email letting me know I had a [Wake Forest] offer," said Williams. "I asked if I could talk to one of the coaches, so I ended talking with Coach McCartney and Coach Belin. The first thing they liked about me is my versatility. They said I'm capable of playing the defensive line, linebacker, or safety. They just like me as an all-around ball player and an athlete. Coach Belin is cool. I love that he has NFL experience coming from the Carolina Panthers. Coach Mac is cool too. He's a real funny guy. I wouldn't mind being coached by either one of them.

"Wake Forest was the first big school to offer me so it was definitely exciting to get the offer. I know they're in the ACC. It's a program they're building back up. They always seem to be a dark-horse team that rise up on people and get a big win. They're been progressing slowly but surely and I think it's a great football program."

In Florida Class 6A, Williams had 105 tackles, nine sacks, nine pass breakups, five interceptions, and one passing touchdown in 2012 for the Fort Lauderdale Flying L's. He played both inside and outside linebacker in the Flying L's 4-2-5 defense.

His junior performance has landed Williams with offers from Appalachian State, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Marshall, Memphis, SMU, South Alabama, and Wake Forest. he's also been receiving interest from Alabama, Florida, Miami (Fla.), and North Carolina.

"Right now I'm just enjoying the recruiting process," he said. "I'm still open. I'm going to be looking at academics first and foremost. I'd like to study medicine, either anesthesiology or pharmacy. I want to be in a good college atmosphere with a good coaching staff. It's the whole feeling I get about the school that will help make my decision."

With nine sacks and five interceptions in his junior season, his third as a varsity starter, Williams said his "coverage skills" and "pass rush ability" are his strongest assets on the field. This spring his competing in track and field as his school's best in the discuss.


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