Posted: 1:42 am Monday, February 17th, 2014

State’s No. 1 WR prospect to visit UGA and Florida 

By Michael Carvell

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1496419233001?bctid=3213687980001

Lovejoy High School wide receiver Preston Williams was easily the best player among an elite group of talented prospects at Sunday’s Adidas Showcase.

Williams has a rare combination of size (6-foot-5, 200 pounds) and speed that makes college scouts drool.

He also is coming off a ridiculous junior season, including catching four touchdowns in one game. He finished with 56 catches for 1,402 yards and 14 touchdowns in the state’s largest classification.

One sportswriter wrote, “Is Lovejoy WR Preston Williams the best in the nation?”

It’s a fair question.

His coach at Lovejoy has put several players in the NFL (including Tashard Choice) called Williams “the best player he’s ever coached.”

I’d say he’s probably the state’s best WR prospect since Da’Rick Rogers was No. 1 in the Class of 2010.

Back to Preston Williams: He got offers from Alabama and many others as a sophomore. He committed to Tennessee last September and said on Sunday that he’s “100 percent” with the Volunteers.

However, he plans to visit UGA soon and Florida next week.

And he gave a very, very interesting answer in the video when he was asked what it would take for another school to get him away from Tennessee? (See above video)

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68 comments
DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

6'5 receiver? They don't grow on trees. Hope he enjoys his UGA visit

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

If that type extortion didn't work with Tunsil 2 years ago I doubt it will work now unless his girlfriend is a top Track star.  Georgia had a chance to match Mississippi's offer and refused.

HotDawg
HotDawg

So he wants his girlfriend to get accepted to the same school. Is that all it will take?

I'll bet every school in contention is processing her transcipts.

ruffdawg
ruffdawg

I'm confident we will defeat the Gators four yrs in a row....I believe because we are more  of a complete team with more upside. But I will say this, I have been very disappointed in our unimpressive victories over the Gators, the reason being is a lack of dominance and humiliation imposed on them ,lets face it ........Since Myers last year these are the WEAKEST Gator offensive teams since the late eighties.....This series has been very telling if the Gators get a few game breaking WRs and good QB they always have the potential to run Uga out the building.... What the Gators hate seeing most from Uga is a great RB or RBs with a good OL because potentially of our ability to physically impose our will. 

All being said  need a Preston Williams. Go Dawgs!

TampGator1
TampGator1

Dawg350.....


You sure are talking a lot of trash for a fan of a team that went belly up last year and lost to a Little Ten team in a bowl game.   Florida was a mangled team from injuries last year, far worse than your Dawgs.  And with a horrible practice only QB that was on the roster only to learn how to become a coach like his daddy some day.   Florida will be back just fine.  But you keep on dreaming and booking it......350. 

Dawg350
Dawg350

Well...it really don't matter if we get willams....this class will still be a top 5 class. I think we will win the east next season.

BCB
BCB

GO DAWGS!

LowcountryBulldawg
LowcountryBulldawg

Rivals Top 150 out for 2015. 11 kids from Ga. Gotta hit them hard. Kid from Stephenson #1.

RulerIAMBAMA
RulerIAMBAMA

Come to Bama and win national championships AND go to the NFL.....go to UF and get beat by goergia southern and watch your teammates block each other in a live game, go to UGA and NEVER, EVER win a championship and watch your team underachieve every year....Funny, but TRUE!


Roll Tide!

DawgByte
DawgByte

"You know what I'm sayin?"

ruffdawg
ruffdawg

Ball and Uga needs to do what they have to do....Know your backyard.... Something is seriously wrong that we  continue missing out on a player who was the best WR in states...Ball is a solid recruiter and coach , but it's time for him to do something special. IF we want to be special at that position.

96JB
96JB

If he wants to catch passes, he needs to go to UGA. Richt and Bobo love to throw the ball.

Armydawg
Armydawg

So have we offered his girl friend a track scholarship yet?  Anyone paying attention at UGA?

FireSomebody
FireSomebody

Too funny.  Kid's all business, youknowwhatimsayin?

NCDawg
NCDawg

Holy crap...it's a Tunsil -esque deal!  Wow.  Anybody that offers his girlfriend will instantly get the copycat label and a large amount of criticism.  The young man is tied up in his lady.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Gandolph


Just was responding that Da'Rick is not yet a bust.  But I am sure Indy has him on a very tight leash with any indiscretion sending him Walmart's direction.  But, usually, those jobs are restricted to much older farts than even me. 

TampGator1
TampGator1

Dawg350....


Those lizards also ended up with the #6 recruiting class this year.  And Florida needs WRs and just signed two of the countries top duel threat QBs..  Sounds like very good reasons to seriously consider Florida. 

Dawg350
Dawg350

Williams should commit to the G baby! Don't be a slimy lizard they finished 4-8 last year!

RandyHall
RandyHall

badbrad23...you are correct...J Williams did end up @ A&M...I was thinking CJ Curry...UGA has had too many major misses and too many de-commits in that position...the buck stops here this year!! Perform or reform!!!

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Moist.....


You keep on playing the same old broken record about Muschamp.  You should listen to Jeremy Foley's new record more often and enlighten yourself (but that is probably something you are not interested in doing). 

TampGator1
TampGator1

Also....is his girlfriend that good in track?  If so, she should visit Florida with him, as UF has one of the best track programs in the country.  But Florida is mostly after the #1 WR in the country, Campbell, out of Tarpon Springs.  4.2 in the 40 and 6'5 and 200 plus pounds.  But he can come along with him if he wants to.   

TampGator1
TampGator1

Poad....


I believe Da' Rick Rogers is playing in the NFL.  Hardly a bust.   

HotDawg
HotDawg

Who said she has to be offered an athletic scholarship? See if her grades are good enough to get accepted.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@HotDawg  She can't be that fast....He was able to catch her...LOL

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@TampGator1  Oh wow I know you're not trying to pick on us for losing to Nebraska when GEORGIA SOUTHERN beat you on your own turf. An FCS program.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Don't make fun of losing any game.....cuz ga southern beat you on your own turf bubba!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Tampa

Blah blah blah....you gators will win 7 games at the most!!!! Your qb's all stink! No matter which one you put in the game......your WR's are god awful! Your lineman block each other during the games! Lmao! Muschamp has one and half feet out the door. Dawgs will beat the gators for the 4th year in a row! Book it!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Armydawg Kind of reminds me of another dawg, and his sister got a track scholly. Hmmm.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Nc dawg

He should consider ole miss....they sign him up!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Tampa

Y'all finish with a top 10 recruiting class every year....but when y'all step out on that field y'all get jacked up.... GA Southern says HELLO!

Ghost13
Ghost13

@RandyHall  Whats  CJ Curry done at Oklahoma  State?  1  reception   for 10 yards against  Kansas. The parting with Curry was  a mutual thing, Williams  couldn't  qualify.had  4  receptions for 72 yards a t  A and M  coming  vs Sam Houston State and UTEP.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@TampGator1  Yes he is but not based on being ANYTHING SPECIAL at Tennessee. He was far from The STAR he was supposed to be.

Gandolph
Gandolph

@TampGator1  Da'Rick is on the roster at Indy.  He came on near the end of last season and finally showed some of the talent that he has.  The knock on Rogers is that his off-field antics and decisions scared off the GM's on draft day, the same as it did while in college.  Time will tell, but he has to overcome his own knuckle-headness or he will get cut and be working at the WalMart greeting customers.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Wooly boogera

Dee hart is off the team,,,,those RB's are finally getting smart and quitting the team,,,,they realize they were just signed to be kept away from the competition. Bama's glory days are slipping away.

Ghost13
Ghost13

@POAD2013 @RulerIAMBAMA  Bama folks  memories  skip 1997-2007 , 21  vacated  wins  , 3 post  season bowl bans loss to LA Monroe countless years on Ncaa probation. 2000-2007  Bama  was  53-61.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@gtcaryd but that other guy got a Smokey & The Bandit Trans AM too

WDE
WDE

@gtcaryd @Armydawg that worked pretty well for us...rinse and repeat it that is what it takes.

MichaelCarvell
MichaelCarvell moderator

@Ghost13 @RandyHall  Ja'Quay qualified just fine after prep school

Ghost13
Ghost13

@POAD2013 @TampGator1  Da rick had a good  sophomore  season over  1000 yard  receiving 9 TDs. He  couldn't  stay out of  trouble.

JonDawg85
JonDawg85

@Dawg350  Actually, GT is scheduled for their first loss ever to them this year, early on in the season, I believe..

DIT
DIT

@Dawg350 - They don't play Southern because they know they will get beat as Florida did. Johnson knows that will be the final straw in the camels back.

Dawg350
Dawg350

GT card boy....

Who cares about base baseball! Really??? Y'all are scared to play southern in football! That's the main sport jack!

POAD2013
POAD2013

@MichaelCarvell  I thought PREP school was grades1-12 to PREP a child for COLLEGE... is there a NEW PREP school that we need to pay our taxes for to get a kid READY for college? LOL