In early December, Texas A&M, which must replace three starting receivers, added a huge piece of firepower to a 2013 receiving corps when Williams chose the Aggies over SEC powers South Carolina and Georgia.
A potential difference-maker from day one, JaQuay originally signed with Auburn but was forced to go the prep school route before opening up his recruitment a second time.
The 6-2, 205-pounder was considered one of the nation’s Top 100 recruits and a Top 10 wide receiver target a year ago. It’s easy to see why. The big-bodied, game-breaking downfield weapon is an instant-impact difference-maker who reminds me a lot of former Oklahoma State All-American and NFL first-rounder Justin Blackmon. Williams is a natural pass-catcher who uses his huge mitts to snatch the ball away from his body. He also utilizes his wide frame to shield defenders from the football and shake off would-be tacklers on slants and in one-on-one situations deep down the field.
As a senior at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia, JaQuay caught 47 passes for 972 yards and 12 total touchdowns to earn Under Armour All-American honors. He chose Auburn over Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Florida, Miami and Tennessee. As a junior in 2010, he hauled in 85 catches for 1,570 yards and 19 TDs.
Because Williams attended prep school rather than junior college, he has four years of eligibility. He should compete for a starting job at the outside receiver spot opposite Mike Evans.
Stats2010: 85 receptions for 1,570 yards and 19 TDs
2011: 47receptions for 972 yards and 10 TDs, 2 kickoff returns for a TD, 2 punt returns for a TD
Honors2011: Semper Fidelis All-American; 3A First Team All-State (AP)