- Jamie Newberg, RecruitingNation
Ja’Quay Williams (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) has been a long-time commitment to Auburn. But this four-star wide receiver is still being pursued by other programs, especially in the SEC.
“Georgia started really recruiting me hard about two weeks ago,” Williams said. “They know they came late to the party. Arkansas has been a school that has actually been recruiting me the hardest and for the longest. I am committed to Auburn but just going with the process.”
Williams was in Athens this weekend for the Auburn/Georgia game.
“I was at the game and had a good time,” Williams said. “It was wild and a great atmosphere. People up there kept asking me if I still wanted to go to Auburn. I told them yes, I do. I have very little interest in other schools. Something really bad and really crazy would have to happen for me not to go to Auburn.”
Despite the Tigers' lopsided loss to the Dawgs, Williams says he sees a lot of positive things going on at Auburn.
“Man, they are just real young,” Williams said. “I see some great signs. And I know I can help them next season.”
At this point, Williams said he will visit Auburn and one other SEC school.
“I will set up my official visits for after the season,” Williams said. “I will take one to Auburn and the other to Arkansas. I don’t know about a visit to Georgia. I just don’t know yet. I think I would like to go on an official visit there.”
Williams stars for Sandy Creek, which is on a 40-game win streak. This past Friday, Sandy Creek scored 56 points against Augusta (Ga.) Butler in the first half and won 56-12. Williams scored twice through the air, giving him 11 touchdowns in 11 games this season. Next weekend they host LaGrange (Ga.) Troup County.
“Troup will be ready,” Williams said. “They beat Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove. They will come here and try and beat us. Everyone has to stay focused. And Coach [Chip Walker] says take it one game at a time.”
Williams, 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, is the No. 23 receiver in the nation and the No. 14 player from the Peach State.