Mario Williams isn’t just one of the best wide receiver prospects in the country. He’s one of the best players overall in the 2021 class, as he rates as the No. 40 overall player and the No. 4 wide receiver in the country as well according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
And Williams released an updated top five on Saturday morning. The Bulldogs don’t figure to be after as many wide receivers in the 2021 class after signing five in this previous recruiting cycle, but Williams is absolutely one of their top targets at the position.
And the 5-foot-10 wide receiver from Plant City, Fla., seems to like what he’s seen from the Bulldogs, as he put them in his top list of schools, to go along with Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma and Florida.
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— Lootrunner.mariooo (@MarioWill00) March 14, 2020
Williams had previously released a top five, but the big news here is that Georgia has replaced Texas in that list. The other four schools remain from what Williams tweeted out in December.
“They tell me that I am dynamic and they love the way I catch the ball,” Williams told DawgNaiton’s Jeff Sentell on what Georgia has told him. “They say that it looks like every time I touch the ball that I am looking to score.”
In a previous interview with DawgNation, Williams has raved about both new Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken as well as 2021 quarterback commit Brock Vandagriff.
Vandagriff is the nation’s No. 2 dual-threat quarterback, a 5-star prospect and the No. 12 overall player.
He’s also the only offensive commit right now for Georgia in the 2021 class, but that figures to change.
“He just tells me that I am special and that he would love to play with me,” Williams said of Vandagriff. “He said I am the type of receiver that he is looking to play with.”
Williams is also an accomplished baseball player and hopes to be a dual-sport athlete at the college level. The Georgia baseball team entered this week rated as the No. 3 team in the country. Georgia tight end Ryland Goede is an example Kirby Smart can point to, as he is also playing first base for the Georgia baseball team.
“Where can I play baseball?” Williams said on what he is looking for in his college selection. “Will they help me get to the next level? Do they have a quarterback? Do they throw the ball?”
As of this writing, Georgia has three commitments in the 2021 class, as Vandagriff is joined by 4-star athlete David Daniel and 3-star defensive tackle Marlin Dean. Georgia has the No. 17 class in the country for the 2021 cycle.
Of course what comes next for not just Williams but all recruits is up in the air. The NCAA has placed a suspension on all on and off-campus recruiting between now and April 15 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Coaches can still communicate with prospects electronically, just not through face-to-face contact.
Georgia football spring practice has also been suspended through April 15 as mandated by the SEC. Georgia’s big spring scrimmage was set for April 18, but that is very obviously in question at the moment.
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