2020 wide receiver E.J. Williams is keeping things wide open for now, but it is hard not to think that Georgia football has a big edge.
The Alabama native is a four-star recruit, and the No. 216 player in his entire class.
247Sports ranks him No. 41 among wide receivers, and seventh in the football-crazed state.
While he hails from the home of the Crimson Tide and Tigers, Williams grew up a fan of the Dawgs, thanks to his father.
He checked out the school for the first time this fall, when Georgia hosted Auburn.
This weekend, E.J. Williams made his way back for Junior Day in Athens, and was very impressed at his first long look at the school.
He got some facetime with Kirby Smart, and was impressed by the visit, which he reportedly called a "solid nine out of 10."
“(Smart) came up to me in the weight room and told me I grew a lot in size and developed well,” Williams told DawgNation. “He also told me he was happy I came on the campus and couldn’t wait for me to come.”
Recruits will stress they need to look at these decisions like a business plan. To cull the emotion out of it. Elite recruits basically have to. They are bombarded with so many airtight pitches from so many schools with all kinds of amazing to offer.
“I try to put all that aside [at UGA] to really get to see what people are like and see if I like the atmosphere and so far I really do,” he said.
Williams did raise concerns about the role of wide receivers in Georgia's heretofore run-heavy offense under Smart. Of course, with Jake Fromm returning for a junior season, things could start to balance out on that end.
Clemson, which Williams has visited five times, is also a major factor. He also has offers from Alabama, Auburn, and Florida, among many others.