Javon Wims has set up his official visits.
The 4-star prospect out of Hinds Community College in Mississippi is probably the most phyiscally-ready commitment UGA has at receiver for 2016. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Florida native has had an uncommon path to the brink of an SEC football career.
The last three weekends before National Signing Day may also prove to be interesting. The junior college standout told DawgNation.com he has set up his three official visits. The first will be to Miami on Jan. 15, followed by Oklahoma on Jan. 22. He will take his last official to UGA on Jan. 29.
“I’m still 100 percent committed to UGA,” Wims said. “Saving the best for last right there.”
Expect Mark Richt and Thomas Brown to have a say in that. The former UGA coach and his new co-offensive coordinator for the Hurricanes have targeted Wims. That duo has also set their sights on UGA commitment Randrecous Davis, too.
Wims said the chance to play for them at Miami would be “returning to his roots.”
Wims committed to the previous UGA staff under Richt. So it is becoming the norm to ask a series of questions to every current UGA commitment to determine whether each prospect is still seen as a commodity by Kirby Smart’s new staff.
“They have made sure I feel both wanted and needed,” Wims said.
It sounds like it. Did he hear from Smart soon after he was hired? Yes.
Has he heard from him recently? Yes. Just last week.
Has he been targeted by his new position coach? Yes. Wims said he spoke to new UGA receivers coach James Coley two days ago and he approves of what he’s seen on film.
He’s also had a productive conversation with the staff about his strengths and weaknesses coming out of junior college.
“There are a lot of things to like about Georgia,” Wims said. “That’s why my commitment is still strong. I like that they have that 5-star quarterback (Jacob Eason) coming in who can really throw it. I like what they have coming back on defense. I like the opportunity there to play right away at receiver and I like the Georgia always has the running backs, too.”
Oklahoma will be interesting. Wims said he’s received a lot of attention from that program. He also received another scholarship offer from Mississippi State, but will not take an official visit there at this time.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.