WR Ja’Quay Williams picks Texas A&M over UGA (UPDATED)
For the second year in a row, UGA just missed out on Ja’Quay Williams.
The former Sandy Creek High School standout committed to Texas A&M over UGA and South Carolina on Sunday night.
Williams is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound wide receiver who signed with Auburn over UGA last year but did not meet NCAA entrance requirements. Williams is attending prep school this semester and hopes to enroll at Texas A&M in January.
“I would like to thank all the schools which have been in contact with me, and I would like to thank coach (Chip Walker) at Sandy Creek …,” Williams said in a statement. “The last 12 months have seen many ups and downs and, at least, it came down to Georgia, Auburn, South Carolina and Texas A&M I have great respect for all of these programs and their coaching staffs, to include Auburn, which I had been committed to for so long. Auburn is a special place.
“However, after looking at everything and taking my time to evaluate for now and into the future, Coach (Kevin Sumlin), his staff and the A&M program is where I need to be and where I am now committed 110 percent. I indicated so tonight! I have officially committed to Texas A&M.”
Obviously, working against UGA for Williams was the appeal to play with the leading contender for the Heisman Trophy, Texas A&M redshirt freshman QB Johnny Manziel,over the next two seasons.
Williams took official visits to Texas A&M, UGA and South Carolina over the last three weeks. He officially de-committed from Auburn last Sunday because the Tigers are without a coach.
His choice of Texas A&M ends a little bit of recruiting momentum for UGA. The Bulldogs have 30 commits for 2013, including at least five who will get a look at wide receiver. However, two-time UGA commit Tramel Terry will decide between the Bulldogs and Clemson on Friday, and there are rumors that another UGA commit (Uriah LeMay) may be looking around.
UPDATE: Terry confirmed that he is sticking with UGA on Sunday night. Terry told Scout.com’s Chad Simmons that “I just called everything off with Clemson.”