Four-star athlete Jamyest Williams has heard little from Auburn since defensive brain trust Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson took off for South Carolina.
“I just have to see where I stand with them because I haven’t heard much from them,” said Williams, the No. 5 athlete in 2017. “Coach (Gus) Malzahn had followed me on Twitter, but I haven’t had much contact with them. We’ll see how much interest they have in me.”
Prior to their departures, the Archer High school standout was a regular on Auburn’s campus. He unofficially visited The Plains on multiple occasions, with his most recent visit coming in mid-November. Williams had long identified with Robinson, one of his lead recruiters at the time, and felt the former Auburn safety could relate to his playing style and frame.
It would seem Muschamp and Robinson’s absence has led to little communication between both parties, and newly hired defensive coordinator Kevin Steele appears to have some ground to make up. He made contact with Williams during his tenure at LSU but has yet to reach out to the Lawrenceville, Ga., native since being introduced as Auburn’s new defensive chief.
“When he was at LSU, I did,” Williams said when asked if he has had contact with Steele. “But I haven’t heard much from him now.”
The 5-foot-9, 170-pound athlete has, however, taken notice of the defensive coaching changes, particularly the addition of secondary coach Wesley McGriff, who served as the defensive backs coach for the New Orleans Saints over the past three seasons.
“It’s a really big factor,” Williams said of the new coaching staff. “Hopefully, in the next couple of weeks I’ll hear from them.”
All rankings are according to the 247Sports Composite