Williams likes Florida’s new offensive coordinator

One of the top performers at last week’s Under Armour All-American Combine was 2015 tight end Garrett Williams (6-4, 221, Orlando, FL First Academy). Williams who, as a junior, already holds double digit offers plans to narrow down his list of schools before the start of his senior year.

“My recruitment is going good and I plan to narrow things down before spring practice,” Williams said. “I enjoy talking to all of the coaches though and I need to do a better job of calling them because lately I just haven’t had as much time to talk to them.“

With plans to narrow things down soon Williams says he has a few schools in mind that will make that next cut.

“There are about six schools standing out right now: Florida State, Clemson, Tennessee, Auburn, Ole Miss and UNC,” Williams said. “Florida is in there too but they are probably seventh. They haven’t really talked to me a lot lately but they have sent me mail and stuff. I need to call all of the coaches and talk to them.”

Florida stands at seventh right now but with the new hiring of Kurt Roper as offensive coordinator the Gators could rise up a little more.

“Florida wants me at tight end in its new offense,” Williams said. “I watch Duke a lot and they use their tight ends a lot so Coach (Derek) Lewis should have fun using his tight ends in that offense of Coach (Kurt) Roper. I’m eager to meet him and talk to him about how they could use me in the offense and what his plans are.”

As a junior many prospects take a lot of recruiting visits to campuses and that’s exactly what Williams plans to do over the next few months.

“I’m sure I’m going to go to Florida for a junior day,” Williams said. “I have planned trips to UNC and to go out west for a trip to see all of the schools out there.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.