TYRONE, Ga. -- It didn’t take long for Sandy Creek coach Chip Walker to know he had a special player.
Wednesday was a big day for Williams and Coach Walker at Sandy Creek High School.
Wide receiver Jaquay Williams transferred from Heard County to Sandy Creek this spring and immediately made a positive impression on and off the field.
“First of all, he’s a great young man,” Walker said. “He’s just a great, great person off the field. On the field, he’s a tremendous talent and has a huge upside with his height and his frame and his speed. Great hands. Great ability to catch the football.
“I think he’s got unlimited potential.”
Sandy Creek has won back-to-back state championship with a balanced offense that likes to get the receivers involved in the vertical passing game. Walker said Williams’ talents fit his scheme perfectly.
And his ability to pick up the offense quickly should allow him to be a big playmaker as a senior.
“His willingness to learn was a big thing,” he said. “He’s coming from a different offense and he was soaking up information. Everything we did, he was trying to do to the best of his ability. He really did a good job adapting and learning what we do and trying to improve his game.
“I was very impressed with his work ethic and ability to do those things.”
“They did a great job,” he said. “Coach Roof is the guy who recruits us but obviously, Coach Taylor and the whole staff did a really good job coming in here and recruiting him.
“...I was very impressed with what Auburn did in their recruitment of him.”
Walker also teaches history and had Williams in one of his classes this spring.
“He’s a guy that in the classroom is giving a lot of effort,” he said. “That’s one of the things we’re going to continue to work on to make sure we get him fully qualified. He’s just a big effort guy that’s a great kid and fun to be around.”