The nation’s top junior college DT prospect just spent two days in Athens. Savion Williams is on his way to Rocky Top to visit Jeremy Pruitt now.
But not before Georgia left a big impression. Williams told DawgNation that he had UGA in his top 3 prior to the visit. That said, the two-day visit now leaves Georgia solidly in that top 3.
“I definitely loved Georgia. Definitely. Definitely loved it. I definitely loved it. I felt like the coaches genuinely cared about me and I felt like it was a really good place to be.”
Williams, who rates as the nation’s No. 15 overall junior college prospect for 2019 for 247Sports. The 3-star recruit said the stifling Southern heat got to him at times, but he still had a quality workout.
“That Georgia heat is something different,” Williams said. “I’ve never experienced any heat like that.”
He was able to spend time extending his 6-foot-4 frame and 315 pounds in a camp setting on Friday. He was able to work closely with newly-minted UGA commit Travon Walker, among others.
“I definitely like the visits I have been on so far but I definitely think this might be one of the top ones,” he said.
Did the Bulldog staff let him know they like what they saw from his work at camp?
“They definitely told me they want me here and they can’t wait for me to come back,” Williams said. “They didn’t really rush me on anything but they showed me that they really wanted me kind of and I liked how they didn’t try to rush me to commit.”
Quick takeaways from the Savion Williams visit
Let’s just cover the bases quickly here:
- He felt his visit was “right at the top” with all of his other best trips so far.
- Williams spent most of his time on Friday with line coach Tray Scott and head coach Kirby Smart
- Will be back for an official later this fall. That date is yet to be determined.
- Still plans to make his decision in November.
- He will have three years to play three seasons when he graduates in May of 2019 from Lackawanna Community College in Pennsylvania.
- Defensive line coach Tray Scott wants him as a “3” or a “5” tech.
- This visit was about Williams learning about Georgia and also the program kicking the tires on Williams to make sure he was legit.
- He feels the Bulldogs look to him as a guy that can play right away that will not need a lot of time to develop.
Can he move? Check out this early summer tweet.
Here’s an example of his early spring film.
A few takeaways from the Savion Williams unofficial visit
Williams was very impressed by Georgia. He brought up his previous West Virginia visit as a means of comparison in regard to another visit that he really enjoyed on the level of this one.
“They definitely made me feel like I was family,” Williams said. “I can also tell that coach (Tray) Scott genuinely cares about his players. I also got a workout with him to see how he coaches and I really liked the way he does stuff.”
Did the heat prevent him from showing Georgia his best self?
Savion Williams plans to make his college decision known sometime in November. That is what he is thinking right now. (Savion Williams/ Twitter)
“I think I could have shown them a little bit more but I think that adjustment to that heat is something I do have to get used to,” he said. “I think I definitely had a good workout but I think it could have been better.”
He also got to take in a sneak peek at the new locker room which will be unveiled before a host of elite recruits on Saturday.
Williams did get to see the new locker room reveal but was asked to keep it quiet.
“It was crazy,” he said. “I am going to let all of you guys just see it tomorrow but it is definitely a big big upgrade from the old one,” he said.
The timing of his future official visit to UGA could get complicated. His junior college program doesn’t have any bye weeks this fall so he may have to wait until after their season to get those in.
“Georgia is definitely getting an official,” Williams said.
His mother traveled with him for the visit. The program was able to win her approval.
“She loved Georgia,” Williams told DawgNation. “She definitely said she loved Georgia.”
An interesting academic profile for Savion Williams
He is a hard-working and invested student. There is at least one picture of him making the Dean’s List at Lackawanna present on his Twitter feed.
There is also the very unique major he has in mind. Williams aspires to own his own business one day. That would actually be a restaurant.
He wants to be the CEO of that enterprise but also make sure his 315 pounds are around the kitchen for more than just mealtime.
“I am doing business management right now,” Williams said. “Georgia definitely has that. But then I want culinary arts as a minor. Kind of. Georgia has that as well.”
He dreams to also wear that chef’s hat in his restaurant, too.
“I appreciate Georgia and everybody for letting me come down and believing in my talents that I can play in the SEC,” he said. “I just appreciate Georgia for that and really loved the visit.”