Could UGA add another massive big man on the offensive line for the class of 2016? Allen Williams has been offered as a preferred walk-on offensive lineman by Georgia.
And while he hasn’t officially committed or signed anything as of yet, all signs point that Williams will be a Bulldawg. He talked with Jake Rowe from 247Sports.com on Monday:
“Coach (D.J.) Looney called me lasat night and I was offered a PWO,” Williams told Dawgs247 on Monday. “Going to Athens next week. Haven’t signed anything yet.”
Williams played on the offensive line at both left and right tackle as well as at offensive guard for the Appling County varsity high school football team, and although he may not be ranked as high as some of Georgia’s other class of 2016 offensive linemen, Williams makes up for that with his size at 6 foot 8 and 335 lbs. He was also a participant in the Georgia Rising Seniors game in 2015 playing on Team Commitment.
He had originally signed with Hutchinson Community College out in Kansas.
Allen Williams a Senior At Appling County High School signed a Football Scholarship today with Hutchinson College. pic.twitter.com/3fo0e8kSkO
— MyBaxley (@mybaxley) February 3, 2016
But it had nothing to do with lack of qualifying academically to an FBS program as he has a 3.6 GPA, which would qualify him for the HOPE Scholarship in the state of Georgia. Even though he signed with Hutchinson C.C., since it is a junior college, Williams should not be required to sit out a year; although, it is likely he would redshirt his freshman season if he were to enroll at UGA as a PWO. The new coaching staff at Georgia is still being aggressive when it comes to recruiting and getting bigger up front on the offensive line, which is a refreshing 180 from the previous coaching staff in this area.