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Sunshine State turns out for Dawg Night

7/14/2012

ATHENS, Ga. -- ESPN 300 defensive back Reggie Wilkerson (Citra, Fla./North Marion) decided not to work out at Dawg Night but got in some quality time with his future teammates.

Wilkerson was seen hanging out on the sidelines with fellow defensive back commits Tray Matthews (Newnan, Ga./Newnan) and Shaq Wiggins (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek).

“We were just having a good time watching the event and talking about the future,” Wilkerson said. “We’ve got a nice group of defensive backs here so we talked a lot about what’s going to happen in the future.

Wilkerson, Matthews and Wiggins also talked about the saga of Reuben Foster (Auburn, Ala./Auburn). The No. 2-ranked player in the nation flipped from Alabama to Auburn on Thursday.

“Tray was telling me how much of a shock it was to him and I admit I was a little surprised too,” Wilkerson said. “When I heard he was going to make a switch I thought he would be heading to Georgia.

“He still might actually; I don’t think it’s over yet.”

Wilkerson isn’t worried about the class either way.

“I think we’ve got a good group of players here that are ready to help Georgia get back to competing for national championships,” Wilkerson said. “Being around this place with the people and the fans, you want to win a national championship for them.”

Wilkerson planned on staying in Athens this entire weekend and then he might go home or he could visit South Carolina with his cousin, wide receiver Alvin Wilkerson.

“He wants to go check out Carolina so I might roll there with him,” Wilkerson said. “I’m not going to work out or anything. Just going for the ride.”

Williams works out at DB

After spending most of the offseason working out at receiver with his 7-on-7 team, Hialeah (Fla.) athlete George Williams moved to the secondary at Dawg Night.

The 5-foot-11, 220-pound senior played safety at the request of the Georgia coaches and said he enjoyed the experience.

“I learned a lot from this group of coaches,” Williams said. “Everything at safety went pretty good. I am pretty comfortable playing the position.”

Williams said he’d prefer to play either safety position or wide receiver in college.

“All the time I’ve spent at wide receiver this spring and summer have really helped me out on defense,” Williams said. “I think I have a better idea of the passing game and recognizing what the quarterback is going to do.”

Williams has more than a dozen offers including Miami, UCF, Ole Miss, Auburn, Louisville, Minnesota, Nebraska and West Virginia. He currently has no timetable for a decision or cutting his list of schools.

“I’m not ready to make any cuts yet,” Williams said. “I still have some more camps to visit and once I do that maybe I’ll trim the list.”

Williams has trips to Clemson and South Carolina coming up this week.