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5-star Mykel Williams highlights impressive Georgia visit list

Jeremy Crabtree09/30/21
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While a lot of the attention is going to be on Alabama because of Arch Manning’s visit, Georgia also is set to host numerous elite prospects for its showdown with Arkansas.

At the top of the Dawgs’ wish list is five-star DL Mykel Williams of Columbus (Ga.) Hardaway. Williams, the No. 5 player in the nation, continues to be the center of one of the fiercest recruiting battles in the country.

Williams has been a USC commitment since June 15. But the door has opened for Georgia, Florida and Alabama after the Trojans fired Clay Helton earlier this month.

“I am still committed to USC, and just kind of waiting it out to see what they do, but I am talking to other schools and taking visits,” Williams told On3 National Analyst Chad Simmons earlier this week. “Schools are still recruiting me hard. Some schools have picked it up with me even harder, and I am committed. But I am talking to other schools.”

“I am still locked in with USC right now. Nothing has changed with me and USC even though Coach Helton is no longer there. The rest of the staff is still there, and I still get the same feeling from them when we talk, so not a lot has changed for me. USC is still my top school.”

More 5-stars set for Georgia visits

Another five-star unofficial visitor to Georgia will be DL Shemar Stewart of Miami Monsignor Pace. Texas A&M, Miami and Ohio State are other teams high on Stewart’s list.

Coveted DL Bear Alexander – who made news earlier this week when he transferred to IMG Academy – will be back at Georgia on an unofficial visit. Alexander is down to A&M and UGA. Georgia already had his commitment once, but Alexander decommitted from the school in June.

Georgia will have another chance to impress Bainbridge (Ga.) High four-star ATH Deyon Bouie this weekend. Bouie, the 67th-ranked player in the On3 top 300, originally was committed to Georgia before he decommitted June 8. About two months later, Bouie committed to Texas A&M. The Bulldogs haven’t relented in their pursuit of Bouie. Coincidentally, Georgia coach Kirby Smart is a Bainbridge native.

Also scheduled to be on official visits are On300 S Kamari Wilson of IMG Academy and On300 CB Julian Humphrey of Houston Clear Lake. Humphrey is a Florida commitment.

Other key names to watch on unofficial visits include On300 CB Jaheim Singletary of Jacksonville Riverside and Florida State On300 IOL commit Aliou Bah of IMG Academy. Five-star junior EDGE Lebbeus Overton of Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton and four-star junior LB Raylen Wilson of Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln also are expected on campus.

On3’s DawgsHQ has a list of even more visitors expected this weekend.