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Stanley Williams decommits from UGA, UK in the mix


Four-star Georgia running back Stanley “Boom” Williams has decommitted from the University of Georgia and is now entertaining other offers, according to his high school coach. Kentucky offered Williams back in February, with Bradley Dale Peveto taking the lead in his recruitment. Williams is ranked the eighth best all-purpose back in the 2014 class and the 27th best player from the state of Georgia according to 247Sports, and is ranked a four-star prospect by 247 and Rivals. He’s not big–only listed at 5’8″ 189 lbs., but he had 207 carries for 1,948 yards and 24 touchdowns in his junior season. He’s got offers from Arizona, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, LSU, South Carolina, Notre Dame and Oregon.

In February, Williams talked to Cats Pause’s Josh Edwards about his offer from Kentucky. Here’s what he said about the Cats: “They have a lot of new things that are about to happen. Kentucky is about to be on the rise again with their new coach. I am definitely going to be watching them this year.” Williams said that UK’s rise on the recruiting scene, including the commitment of Denzel Ware, has put them on his radar: “It definitely lets you know that they are getting top 50 players and that there is actually something good about that school. I need to go check it out. It plays a big part in what I do and what I see.”

Williams says he hopes to visit Kentucky soon, and that he has already received a lot of love from UK fans on Twitter (his handle is @boom_that_guy). Watch him work:

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15 Comments for Stanley Williams decommits from UGA, UK in the mix

  1. FIRST
    1:32 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink


  2. MemphisCat
    1:41 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Come on down to “Stoops Troops” let’s build the program with strong players.

  3. Matt
    1:43 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    I’m pretty sure I saw someone in the comments section break this news a day or two ago.

  4. ThankfulCat
    1:47 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    #3 No, I said it earlier today on the Pitino thread. It just went public today.

    Georgia has 2 bigger backs rated higher so they backed away

    Williams is a talent though and will fit in well at UK

  5. The Water Boy
    1:58 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    All speed. I wish that video showed more cut back and vision. He can out run those HS kids, but he has to play different against SEC speed. Still, would be a great pickup though.

  6. Bobby
    2:10 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    How does the team practice in the mornings like this spring or with Joker last season? What about classes???

  7. GoForIT
    2:24 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    #6 Next question.

  8. old man
    2:41 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    he’s already a wildcat lol

  9. Ville Cat
    2:42 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Does this mean the kid from Nebraska is no longer considering UK? Have not heard anything about him in a while.

  10. Big D
    3:01 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    I wish his name was Stankey Williams

  11. Yoda
    3:06 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Wait…we play football in Kentucky??? If Auburn is after him, can we pay him more than they can???

  12. Unit to tha G
    3:13 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    9- UK is still the leader for Braylon Heard…he is just finishing out his term. He stopped by Cardinal Mooney HS (his alma mater) and told Marcus McWilson he was sold on what UK was pitching him…

  13. Johnboy
    3:34 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    Very big news for UK. We’re getting better talent, and it’s great that were getting the number two look from guys that get turned down from bigger schools. It will pay dividends later as our coaching staff works with them and gets them ready. Williams, Heard, Kemp. All three together would be a solid running core for Kentucky in a couple of seasons. We’ll need at least three solid backs if we want to make it down the stretch in the SEC. We do not want one injury to sink our season. A solid core of guys like that will win us games. Just another sign of improvement by Stoooooooooops!

  14. Tampa Satchel
    4:30 pm April 5, 2013 Permalink

    The hits just keep on coming.

  15. rabbitky
    8:54 am April 6, 2013 Permalink

    “it definitely lets you know…. that there is something good about that school”…. You know, because before all these kids thought there was nothing good about UK football under the Joke. haha