Defensive back Jamyest Williams, of Loganville, Ga., will reveal a top-five list next month at The Opening. While there’s a good chance South Carolina will be on it, he hasn’t made the list final.
Williams visited USC in April and was at Clemson earlier this month as a camp observer. He’s had both high on his list throughout recruiting, and both continue to work him diligently.
“They need me, they need guys and they’ve got to change their program,” Williams said of the Gamecocks. “And they’ll try to help me with my future also. I think I’ll fit their scheme well. Coach Robinson is the defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator and I know he’s going to put in a great scheme and allow defensive backs to make plays.”
As for Clemson, Williams said defensive coordinator Brent Venables is on him hard, saying the two talk almost every day.
“He’s telling me he’s going to help me build my future throughout the whole way, and nothing is going to change,” Williams said. “There’s nothing fake about Clemson.”
Williams also has been to Georgia and Alabama this summer. He might take more visits when he returns from Oregon. Those could include the social gatherings at USC and Clemson in July.
He doesn’t expect to make a decision before this season and said there are a few key items he’s considering as he tries to make his decision.
“Just the relationship I have with the coaches,” said Williams. “How well they gel with my family. And the academic program is the most important thing.”
He said no school is recruiting him any harder than the rest and everyone is recruiting him for corner. Some of his other offers are Florida State, Ohio State, Auburn, Oklahoma, Stanford, Michigan State, Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Oregon, California, TCU, Georgia Tech and Michigan.
Miami lineman reacts to USC offer
Offensive lineman Jordan Carty (6-foot-7, 283 pounds) of Miami attended a USC camp earlier this month and picked up an offer from the Gamecocks.
“I had a lot of fun. They are really nice,” Carty said. “I just did what I had to do to show out and have fun. They like my character and they like how I play.”
The Gamecocks like him as a tackle. Carty also has offers from West Virginia, North Carolina and N.C. State.