James Coley. Marshall Malchow. Nick Williams.
Those three names were all key assets in the University of Georgia recruiting machine built by Kirby Smart over the last few years. Those three men were all still at UGA for the 2019 season.
It now looks like all three will be Texas A&M Aggies for the 2021 season.
Coley was the offensive coordinator and receivers coach who recruited South Florida so well. He was part of Smart’s first staff in Athens.
He joined Jimbo Fisher’s staff at Texas A&M after the 2019 season. The same can be said for the former player personnel director Malchow in College Station. Malchow joined the Aggies in the spring of 2020 as an associate athletic director for player personnel.
Williams, who played in 32 games at UGA, is the lastest hire. The former Georgia Bulldog player and coach spent most of his time on the field at DB and on special teams.
He’d also been working as a defensive line coach under Georgia assistant Tray Scott of late.
Those that see that social media tweet might not recognize the worth Williams brought to UGA as a recruiter in terms of building relationships with players. He was a vital piece of the recruiting puzzle for UGA with elite talents like Lewis Cine and Kelee Ringo, among countless others.
The Bainbridge native was also a key relationship that led 2022 5-star Deyon Bouie to commit to UGA. Bouie has spent the first three seasons of his high school career playing for Bainbridge, too.
Williams was also involved in the recruitment of several big-name defensive line prospects in the 2022 cycle, including 5-stars Big Bear Alexander and Mykell Williams, among many others.
The average fan might not realize the value Williams brought to the Georgia program, but it appears that Jimbo Fisher clearly does.
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