- Brandon P. Oliver, Reporter, DuckNation
When wide receiver Juwaan Williams (Tucker, Ga./Tucker) scheduled an official visit to Oregon a couple of weeks ago, some people had questions about where he was in the recruiting process. During the next few weeks, the answers should become a lot more apparent.
"I'm going to release my top five in two or three weeks so I can focus on those schools and work on scheduling the rest of my official visits," Williams said.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound athlete has about 20 offers but has started narrowing things down in his head.
"I have some schools in mind for sure. I'd like to stay close to home, but Notre Dame and Oregon are the two exceptions to that for me. I want to go where I feel the best about my education and my future on the football field. If that happens to be Oregon, I have no problem heading out there for school."
Williams is being recruited by Oregon defensive backs coach John Neal. Neal's experience recruiting the south has been instrumental in building a strong relationship with the three-star receiver.
"I feel like we have a great relationship. He has been to the school a couple of times and knows a lot of people down this way. We just talk about school, football and anything else that comes up" Williams said.
With offers from southeast schools like Clemson, South Carolina, Florida State and more, how did Oregon make its way into the discussion?
"Growing up everyone has that one school they dream about. For me, that school was Oregon. It really is my ideal school," Williams said. "Now that I have an offer, I have a great opportunity to go out there for school if it turns out to be the right fit once I get out there to visit."
An official visit scheduled for Oct. 7 will go a long ways in determining whether or not the ideal school of Williams' youth will fit into his future plans.