Kentucky quarterback commit Jarren Williams is planning to take an official visit to UK for the Wildcats’ game against Missouri on Oct. 7, his dad, Anthony Williams, told SEC Country.
Williams could still decide to go on official visits elsewhere, but as of Wednesday night, no visits outside of Lexington have been planned.
“We haven’t really put anything down right now,” Anthony Williams said. “We haven’t really talked about it with all the stuff going on with school and everything.”
Official visits were the reason behind Jarren’s decision to de-commit from Kentucky on April 24.
“The reason I de-committed was because I was taking visits, and I didn’t want that to be my look, being the face of our class,” Jarren explained to SEC Country in late August. “So just out of respect for the coaches and the university, that’s why I de-committed.”
The de-commitment lasted less than a month, as he recommitted to Kentucky on May 15.
Jarren Williams is in his senior season at Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville, Ga. The Black Knights are 3-1 on the season, their last win coming in overtime on a Williams touchdown run.
When SEC Country met with Jarren in late August, he said he was “firm with Kentucky,” but still listening to other schools. LSU and South Carolina were the schools most in contact with him at the time, and Anthony Williams said that’s still the case — with the addition of another program.
“You’ve got LSU, you’ve got South Carolina, Alabama,” Anthony Williams said Wednesday night. “You’ve got some other teams that still call. I think they still reach out to Jarren because they have a relationship. You’re talking about teams that started recruiting him when he was a sophomore. He has a relationship with those coaches, so they call from time to time to check in on him and make sure everything is going well. Just normal recruiting. That’s what they do.”
Jarren Williams was Kentucky’s first commitment in the 2018 class. The 4-star quarterback has since shot up the recruiting rankings. He’s the 8th-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the country and the 206th-ranked overall prospect, according to 247Sports composite rankings.
Although not the highest-ranked Kentucky commitment, Williams is the most notable member of the class. He holds offers from almost every SEC school and was recently invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Kentucky is off to a 2-0 start this season, but Anthony Williams doesn’t think the Wildcats’ record will have much influence on his son’s ultimate decision.
“Right now he’s committed and he’s trying to envision himself running that offense,” Anthony Williams said. “I think that he has to feel comfortable at that point. Does this offense that you see yourself in take you to the next level? Do you like some of the things they’re doing? Those are some of the things he looks at internally and evaluates for himself.”