Name: Jauan Williams
Position: Offensive Tackle
Ht/Wt: 6’6" / 263 lbs.
Location: Archbishop Carroll – Washington, DC (2016)
Offers: Florida, Maryland, Ohio State, Clemson, Florida State, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Penn State, Tennessee, UCLA, Virginia, Virginia Tech
Rating: ★★★★★ .9960 (247 Composite)
Ranking: #11 NAT / #5 OT (247 Composite)
If you could build a prototypical offensive tackle prospect in a lab you’d probably create something that looked like Jauan Williams. Just a sophomore, Williams boasts offers from some of the top programs in the country and at 6’6” and 263 lbs., he looks more like a power/small forward-combo than he does an offensive lineman. I mean how many 6’6” offensive tackle prospects can do this (at right)?
With his frame he stands out on the football field already but he says there are other things that you would notice about him while sitting in the stands.
People can expect to see me protecting the quarterback with everything I have and taking defensive players to the bus. I’ve been told I play like The Blind Side movie, like Michael Oher.
Like Oher was, Williams is still raw at this stage in his career. His sophomore season was just the third he’s played.
With loads of potential yet to be reached, Williams will be able to go wherever he wants when he decides to make his final choice. Williams has yet to take any visits and right now he has singled out three or four schools that he will likely check out this summer.
My recruitment is coming along great. I like all 15 schools that have offered me so far. However, I will be visiting Clemson, Ohio State, and Michigan this summer. Michigan is definitely going to be in the mix because it’s a good school for academics as well as for offensive linemen. I’m going to go to a lot of schools but those three are just schools we are definitely visiting right now, no order or anything. It’s just to keep my options open. I’d still like offers from LSU, Oregon, and Texas A&M too.
With no current leader, Williams will get to see a lot of schools over the next couple years of his high school career, including his childhood favorite.
Growing up I liked Florida. They should be in that mix too, I’d like to visit them as well.
Williams doesn’t have much knowledge of Michigan outside of the fact that they are part of the great rivalry against Ohio State and with no other connections to the school, a visit this summer will go a long way with his impression of the Wolverines.
I want to check out Michigan’s IT program. I’m curious about the area and their facilities. I also want to see their cafeteria, I’m a growing boy, I love to eat! I hope to see them practice too. I’ll have to talk to my mom about all of this, but I’d like to see a game in the fall too.
Jauan had a very mature, charismatic disposition about him which I think will be well received by the players currently on Michigan’s roster, as well as by the staff. The visit to Ann Arbor hasn’t been planned yet, but he spoke about it as a top priority for this summer.
5 – Trending Blue
4 – Solidly in a top 2-3
3 – Contender in a top 3-7
2 – Among large (8-15) group under consideration
1 – Let’s see if he visits before we talk
0 – Passing interest or none
It’s really early for Williams and he is elite. That being said, he likes Michigan and a visit to Ann Arbor this summer could really put the Wolverines in a good position moving forward. Everybody and their brother will be courting him but with serious, early interest expressed in the form of an unofficial visit, Michigan will be in as good of shape as anyone for him.