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There’s a New Twist in the Jarren Williams Saga


A four-star quarterback who has committed to Kentucky twice, All-American quarterback Jarren Williams will be in Lexington for Saturday’s game against Tennessee as an unofficial visitor.

Ahead of the visit, SEC Country’s Joe Mussato caught up with Williams’ father to see how things are going.  He had this to say:

“I think it’s to the point right now where he wants to win, and he wants to win bad,” Anthony Williams said. “He wants to win now. I think he’s just kind of tired of being on those subpar teams that the athletes are really not committed.”

Is that a shot at 5-2 Kentucky?  Not exactly.  “He thinks that Kentucky is going in the right direction,” his father said, but Williams is learning now that he can’t win by himself.  His high school team, Central Gwinnett, dropped to 5-4 last week, even though they’re scoring more than 35 points a game.

In the interview Anthony Williams also revealed that Jarren is listening to Alabama, Ohio State and others.  It’s not a shocking new development, but the statements are striking ahead of his first trip to Lexington during the 2017 regular season.

Shortly after Jarren’s Dad spoke to SEC Country, he Tweeted this.

Read his father’s entire interview with SEC Country.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

13 responses to “There’s a New Twist in the Jarren Williams Saga”

  1. maximumscott

    Like i said at the beginning of the season. This guy is a program changing QB. In order to keep him we gotta go 7-5 or 8-4 and end on a high note. Cant be limping towards seasons end. Perform well in the bowl game and we will be in good shape.

  2. TBW3011

    I don’t believe everything I read. Including the articles stating he’s firmly committed to us.

  3. Sergeant

    He could win here and win like he wants here. Still, I would be surprised if he was wearing UK blue come August 2018.

  4. jahanc2uky

    How can you consider yourself a winner, if you are not playing?

  5. UKinIN

    I’ll get called a troll for this but … I’ve never had a good feeling about this kid. When a recruit “blows up” the way Williams did, recruiting changes. Bigger, more traditional football powers offer. I can’t blame the kid but I hate the way it turns into a Will He/Won’t He game.

  6. blueballs80

    Well, Coach Stoops said we are not built to sit back and sling it around and based on our run game, looks like we can’t run people over either with 135 yards per game.

  7. kuhlkat

    I highly doubt he winds up at UK. Hope I’m wrong

  8. Cat68

    Uh, he gone!

  9. UKinIN

    For a guy that doesn’t want to speak for his son, he sure has a lot to say.

    1. krautdog

      Another Lavar?

  10. ClutchCargo

    I try not too get too caught up in the football recruiting process, but this guy is a huge deal for a team like UK. We’re just a great QB away from turning the corner, imho.

  11. footblue

    lose to UT and he is gone.

  12. jimmer

    Guaranteed his Dad will stir his recruiting now that he’s a bigger deal. If so – he’s gone. And honestly that’s understandable.