Posted: 11:53 pm Monday, March 24th, 2014

The one and only Preston Williams … 

By Michael Carvell

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1496419233001?bctid=3384477299001

There might not be another Georgia prospect in the state’s 2015 class that has a colorful personality like Preston Williams, the 5-star wide receiver from Lovejoy High School.

There might also not be another kid with as much football talent.

If I had to pick who I thought was the state’s No. 1 prospect right now, I’d go with Williams – in a landslide. I’ve watched all the top candidates.

He has a rare combination of size (6-foot-5), speed, foot quickness, play-making ability, and athleticism at wide receiver that I haven’t seen in Georgia since Da’ Rick Rogers was the state’s No. 1 overall prospect in 2010.

You know how we talk about most of these top prospects as having a “high ceiling of potential”? Well, that’s true with Williams, too. But he’s also getting it done right now in high school. He caught four touchdown passes in a playoff game this season.

Back to Da’Rick Rogers, who committed early to UGA but flipped and signed with Tennessee. Preston Williams committed early to Tennessee. Guess which school is closing in?

Williams told the AJC he’s “100 percent” with Tennessee but added “Georgia is right behind them.”

UGA gained favor with Williams after a recent visit with the Bulldogs. “Georgia looked old, kinda country, and boring, but actually it was great. Coach Ball is good people.”

Last month, Williams hinted that a school could gain favor with him if it evaluated his girlfriend for a track scholarship. Well there’s some new news there: He’ll explain that and so much more in the video.

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12 comments
tennDAWG
tennDAWG

Has Hill Billy High written all over it.

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

It will be hard to get this guy to come to Georgia. He is trying to get his girlfriend a free ride from Tennessee or Georgia Tech. Georgia already played this game with Tunsil. It didn't work with Tunsil when Richt decided not to play and it won't work here. I'm sure Richt has already penciled him as not coming and has moved onto other Wide Receivers. I'm sure it would be a huge surprise if he signed with Georgia.

If Preston want to come to Georgia there is a Scholarship available but if he doesn't then good luck.


kentjacket
kentjacket

Yes, we know what you are saying. He sounds perfect for UGA

POAD2013
POAD2013

What are the chances he goes the basketball route?

POAD2013
POAD2013

Da'Rick? LOL that is a CUSS word to UGa fans

SinceVince
SinceVince

“Georgia looked old, kinda country, and boring, but actually it was great. Coach Ball is good people" I remember Damon Evans talking about "Good People"...... Yeah Boo Boo's play calling is kinda boring at times

Gandolph
Gandolph

Preston is all Tenn (girlfriend made the decision for him).  Low chance of UGA flipping him unless gf changes her mind.

gadem
gadem

GO VOLS!!!!!

1942MNC
1942MNC

@POAD2013 Not really, it worked out real well for him at UT didn't it?