The Florida Gators hosted two Georgia prospects last Saturday and one of those prospects who visited Florida was athlete Jacquez Williams (6-2, 197, Hinesville, GA Liberty County) who was blown away by the visit.
“The visit was pretty good, I liked the way the campus was set up,” Williams said. “That was my second time going there but the first time was just for a camp and this time was about everything. It was a lot more than I expected.”
Williams, who was only on campus at Florida for a few hours, was given a full day’s worth of activities in that short time.
“We got to tour the campus and got to see all of the facilities when we first got there,” Williams said. “We got to try on jerseys and see the stadium after that. I just got to see the campus life and see what Florida was all about.”
The Georgia athlete has yet to receive an offer from Florida and on Saturday the Gators staff talked to him about why that didn’t happen yet.
“Most of the coaches were gone but we got to talk to all of the player personal guys and to the recruiting coordinator [Drew] Hughes,” Williams said. “Coach Hughes said that if it was up to him that he would offer me right there but since he couldn’t make that call he was going to send my film back to the coaches and let them make the evaluation but that there was a huge chance that I would get the offer.”
When Williams and Hughes will talking on Saturday the question came up as to where Florida sees him playing but the Gators left it up to Williams.
“He asked my coach about me and my coach said that I was a good fit on both offense and defense,” Williams said. “Coach Hughes said that he liked that and right now they have me listed as an athlete but that I could play on either side of the ball.”
Despite not having an offer from Florida the Gators still sit in a good position for Williams if an offer does come his way.
“I have a lot of interest in Florida,” Williams said. “There are a lot of schools showing interest in me and I interested in all of them but I’m just waiting on the offers to start coming in before I narrow anything down.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Williams is a guy that Florida would love to see come down for a camp this summer and work out for the coaching staff so they can evaluate him in person.