Joel Williams has turned in an impressive performance in front of the LSU coaches twice in as many months, and will have another chance to convince the staff he’s deserving of an offer on Friday.
Williams, a 3-star athlete in the Class of 2020, will return to LSU on Friday and work out in front of both defensive backs coach Corey Raymond and wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph. Both coaches have hinted that an offer is on the way, and with another noticeable performance in camp, Williams believes an offer will be put on the table.
“They love me. They talk to me a lot and they tell me I’m going to have an offer,” Williams told SEC Country. “Coach Raymond told me to work on using my feet, and I’ve been working on it, and next camp will be good. They said it [the offer] is coming. I don’t know when, but Coach [Tommie] Robinson, Coach Raymond, they said it’s coming.”
Raymond first got a taste of the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Madison Prep Academy (La.) athlete during LSU’s joint prospect camp with Tulane at the end of May. Williams then made his way to the team’s skill position camp on the first weekend of June and was a top performer at cornerback.
Raymond has already begun to mentor the rising 2020 prospect and views him as a tall, rangy cornerback, and Williams is well-aware that he has the attention of the whole staff.
“I’m getting a lot of love by LSU,” he said. “They’re the closest college, so it’s easy to go up there and visit. They like me at corner. Mickey says he knows I can play receiver, but they told me they see me a corner more. They like how I’m playing [there]. They love me.”
The Baton Rouge native has made a string of out-of-state visits of late, including Texas, Texas A&M and Alabama this past week. He returns to LSU on Friday with a confident approach as he looks to nab an offer from the hometown team.
“I know I’m going to get it,” Williams said. “I’m going to prove I’m the best defensive back at the camp and the best defensive back in Louisiana. I wanted this offer since I was a little baby, and getting the offer would feel great. LSU has always been the team I’ve known growing up.”