Jamyest Williams saved Archer High School’s season.
Williams, a 4-star athlete, recovered a fumble late in the fourth quarter with his team down a score last Friday night. Two plays later, the Tigers took the lead on a touchdown.
“We just had to get the ball back,” Williams told DawgNation. “We were hungry for the ball. We did everything we could to get it back.”
Fast forward to the final play of the game, Williams made the game-winning tackle after McEachern High School tried to score on a miracle lateral play.
What. An. Ending. Valiant try. Archer 24, McEachern 21. Final. pic.twitter.com/Xpez3MyhvW
— Jeff Sentell (@JeffSentell_) November 21, 2015
After the emotional win, the nation’s No. 5 athlete for 2017 talked about the latest in his recruitment.
The 5-foot-9, 170-pounder has a top five that consists of co-leaders Clemson and Ohio State up top, Florida State in third, followed by UGA and Auburn.
He told DawgNation what the in-state Bulldogs need to do in order to leapfrog his co-leaders.
“I have to go back to Georgia to see the love I get from them,” Williams said.
Williams was back on campus for UGA’s overtime victory against Georgia Southern on Saturday with teammates E.J. Price, a 4-star offensive lineman, and Kyle Davis, the nation’s No. 1 wide receiver. Price and Davis are major targets for this year’s recruiting class.
When Williams originally released his top 10 this summer, UGA was ninth on the list. The Bulldogs were that low mainly because the team didn’t have a clearly defined role for him. Now they do.
“They want me to play both ways,” Williams said. “They want me to be a kick returner, nickelback and offense, too. I like that. I think I would fit in well with their scheme.”
Williams is rated as the state of Georgia’s No. 5 overall prospect in 2017.