(College Station, TX) - Former Brave JaQuay Williams enrolled at Texas A&M University last month where he is preparing for his first division one football season.
The star wide receiver had originally signed out of high school with the Auburn Tigers but after failing to qualify spent last semester at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia.
He decommitted from the Alabama school in November of 2012 along with several other recruits after the firing of head coach Gene Chizik. Williams is the highest rated prep school wide receiver in the nation.
Williams moved to Heard County when he was 6-years-old and began playing tackle football at the Heard County recreation department soon after. He was a standout at both football and basketball during his time in Heard County before he moved to Tyrone, GA prior to his senior season.
Braves head coach Tim Barron spoke about JaQuay’s future at the Texas University. “We are very excited for JaQuay and wish him the best of luck with the Aggies. He looks to be in the best shape of his life,” stated Barron.
Williams is a consensus four star athlete who stands 6-4 and weighs 205 pounds. Williams chose A&M over other finalists Auburn, Georgia, and South Carolina and is the 32nd pledge in this year’s recruiting class for Aggie head coach Kevin Sumlin.
The Aggies have already proven that the air raid offense can excel in a conference known for ferocious defenses and they of course have a record-setting Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel known to everyone now as “Johnny Football.”
Williams told Wescott Eberts of sbnation.com that A&M was an ideal situation for him. “It was a great fit for me. I trusted everything the coaches were saying. I won’t have to worry about a new quarterback coming in. I can just focus on building that chemistry and helping A&M win a championship. A&M had everything I was looking for,” stated Williams.
Jaquay is expected to be a big factor on the field, possibly even starting, when the Aggies kick off the season at home versus Rice on August 31, 2013.
He recalls his most memorable moment as a Brave came during his freshman season when he and the varsity basketball team started the season with a long undefeated streak attaining a #2 state ranking.