The Texas Longhorns will host one of the nation's fastest 2017 athletes on Sunday when Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer's Jamyest Williams makes two stops in Central Texas:
1st round of 19 school visit tour: 5/29 TEXAS AM 5/30 SMU, TCU 5/31 BAYLOR, TEXAS 6/1 RICE, TULANE 6/2 LSU 6/3 ALABAMA, AUBURN #staytuned
— Jamyest Williams (@Jamy0602) May 28, 2015
One of the few 2017 prospects invited to The Opening this summer, Williams is a 5'9, 170-pounder ranked as the No. 110 prospect, the No. 14 athlete, and the No. 13 player in Georgia, according to the 247Sports Composite. Schools like Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Stanford are among the 23 programs to extend an offer already.
Texas hasn't chosen to offer any potential all-purpose backs like Williams yet, notably declining to extend an offer to consensus five-star prospect JK Dobbins, a similarly-sized player from La Grange. So don't necessarily expect for Williams to come away from his visit to Austin with an offer from the Longhorns.
Given all the visits Williams plans on taking, it's still early in the process for him, but there are two 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions in for Georgia, one for Clemson, and one for Florida State.
Williams ran a 4.52 40-yard dash at The Opening Atlanta Regional in late March, but lists even more impressive 40-yard dash, shuttle, and vertical-leap numbers on his 247Sports profile page. Perhaps he will provide some verification for those numbers in Portland once July rolls around, but for now it's enough to say that Williams is a quick and dynamic athlete.
A two-way player for Archer, Williams recorded two interceptions and 25 pass break ups on defense as a sophomore, while adding 1,152 all-purpose yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground. With the ball in his hands, he's an extremely capable slide-cutter with surprising open-field balance and strength that translates to defense, where there's evidence of some physicality and ball skills.
Ultimately, his size reduces his upside as a defensive player, so his best position in college may be on offense.