Local Cardinal Gibbons OL hearing from Miami, waiting on offer

Local Cardinal Gibbons OL hearing from Miami, waiting on offer

Stefan Adams
2019 OT/OG Jamari Williams really impressed college scouts with a big junior season in 2017 in which he showcased his athleticism and strength on the field while playing a new position for Cardinal Gibbons.

“My junior season went well,” Williams said. “We made it to the 3rd round of playoffs. I really did well, I made first team All-State and I played right tackle for the first time. The year before, I played guard.”

Williams has racked up 13 Division 1 offers based mainly on his junior film, but is hoping for local interest from one particular school: the Miami Hurricanes.

“I hear from (Miami OL) coach Searels, not as much as I want though, as of now.”

It’s true that Williams is waiting on a Hurricanes offer, but the interest from his side could not be higher.

“My Interest is extremely high, Miami is my dream school,” Williams said. “No program can compare to ‘The U’. I like how the coaches let their players play, let them bring their swag on the field, and how the best man plays.”

Another draw to Miami is Williams’ relationship with a certain Hurricanes sophomore WR.

“Mike Harley is my boy, known him a while,” Williams said. “We train together.”

While Williams is declining to name a top group or leaders at the moment, a few ACC and SEC schools have been pursuing him intently over the past few weeks.

“No real favorite right now, but Boston College is recruiting me hard, as well as Kentucky, NC State, and Mississippi State,” Williams said.

With about a year until Signing Day, many 2019 guys are unsure when they will make a final decision on college. Williams, however, has an exact date in mind for his commitment, in honor of his mother who passed away.

“I’m trying to honor my mother on Mother’s Day in honor of her death,” Williams explained of his decision date.

And when it’s time to separate one school from all the others? Academics and the surrounding environment will be deciding factors for Williams.

“I’m looking for a place where I will meet great people off the field and get an awesome education,” Williams said. “A place where coaches care about their players and train you to be the best person on and off the field.”


Comments (9)

Guard or tackle at the next level? I would say guard clips look better than his stuff at tackle. Just curious because I'm not the best at breaking down OL.
Hmm uninspring, a lot of his Highlights are whips , which will in the NCAA get a holding call about 90% of the time (unless your an OL playing the Miami DL...) and crack backs on sandlot plays.

Pros - keeps his feet moving, above average punch, and length
Cons - Hip bender, not a big mean streak, when he isn't punching he has lazy hands

Better as an OG but you gotta be a XL jerk to play OG, and I don't see this with this kid. Seems to have maxed out his size base don his body frame, can only retool it. He's an average 3 star type with maybe a 5.5, tops 5.6 Rivals rating by the end of the season.

Just an opinion. Probably a great kid though!
Just a compliment to management and moderators here , the information U all share on recruits is very impressive and appreciated very much , also moderators U all let the players play responsibly like we like to see in Canes games.

I personally haven't experienced this type of interaction / involvement before especially from Grassy during my tenure there.

Great job your ownership of your duties shows.Thank you

I see guard and good potential. Don't know his size but there was a lot of grabbing when he played tackle.

That's kind of what I saw along with him being too vertical or standing straight up after the snap. I didn't know if I was off base on that though.
Guard prospect. Waist bender, plays too high, goes against good comp and has ability. Not sure if hes a take right now. Could be an after spring eval