Jarren Williams comes back to Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT

Not long after Jarren Williams decommitted from Kentucky, his father said UK remained No. 1 on the Georgia junior quarterback’s list despite offers from schools such as Alabama, LSU, Georgia and more.

“We put all the schools on a board based on our criteria,” said Anthony Williams. “We give each quality a value whether it is academics, student life, type of offense. We have all the things we deem important to us and then we will see how the schools stack up. We are doing our due diligence now to see how we stand.”

Well, that due diligence led to Williams committing to Kentucky again today on both Kentucky Sports Radio and Twitter. He said on Twitter that he was committing to the “new” Kentucky.

The 6-2, 205-pound Williams has been a rising star since committing to UK about a year ago and gives UK a needed boost again with its 2018 recruiting class.

Both recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow and quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw made a recent trip to Georgia to see Williams after he decommitted.

He told KSR that his “heart’s always been with Kentucky” and now is going to “shut it all down and come back home” to Kentucky.

Williams passes for 2,618 yards and 26 touchdowns with just two interceptions in 2016 — completing 64.4 percent of his passes — while also running for 425 yards and nine touchdowns. He just earned an invitation to the prestigious Elite 11 quarterback camp, too.

He will be an early enrollee in January.

Williams said on Twitter that the trust he built with players and coaches and the support from the UK fan base all played a role in his decision.

 

3 comments

  1. Awesome news for UK football!

  2. Great News!!!! GO CATS!!!

  3. Hats off to Coach Stoops and the staff for not giving up when Williams de-committed. This was an interesting situation, and the kid took what looks like the honest approach to his recruiting process. When all the offers started rolling in, he really had to take a look at them. He would have been foolish not to have done that, and de-committing was the above-board thing to do. He and his family said all along that the Cats were still #1 on their list, and that proved to be correct. Good Job Coach Stoops, for creating the atmosphere that top players want to come to Lexington. We are slowly climbing the ladder. I can remember when a 3 star player would have been the crown jewel of the recruiting class, and now every kid that we have commit is 3 star or better.

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