No flip for you, Kirby Smart.
While Jamyest Williams has been committed to South Carolina since last August, SEC East rival Georgia had been in hot pursuit of the four-star in-state prospect. Once considered a hard commit to the Gamecocks, that commitment softened somewhat following an official visit to Athens Jan. 20.
Still, the cornerback was unofficially viewed as a heavy lean toward USC entering National Signing Day. Exiting it, he’ll officially be considered a Will Muschamp recruit as Williams, sitting in front of a banner that featured both the Gamecock and Bulldog logos, put his Herbie Hancock on a USC National Letter of Intent Wednesday afternoon.
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“Me and my dad had a sit-down talk and went through it. At Georgia, it’s my home town and I knew everything about it,” Williams told GamecockCentral.com. “I enjoyed it every single. I think this is the best fit for me, just to get away and define myself as a man at South Carolina.”
Williams was rated as the No. 8 corner in the country and the No. 9 player at any position in the state of Georgia. Not only that, but he’s the highest-rated member of a USC class that’s currently ranked 16th by Rivals.com and 20th in 247Sports.com‘s composite team rankings.