With a rare combination of size, feet, hands and athleticism, Mississippi Gulf Coast junior college wide receiver D’haquille Williams is an elite prospect at his position in every sense of the word. For all of the reasons that add up to that description, Williams takes over the top overall spot in the 247Sports junior college Top247 for the Class of 2014 today. He also was given a numerical rating of 100, the highest non-franchise numerical rating 247Sports assigns.
D'haquille Williams caught 67 passes last season at Misssissippi Gulf Coast Junior College. He is the No. 1 JUCO prospect in the 2014 class according to 247Sports.
The 6-foot-3, 213-pound Williams caught 67 passes for 1,295 yards and 18 touchdowns this past season as a redshirt freshman. His junior film is full of highlight-reel plays, displaying his elite ability to get separation from defenders and make the toughest of catches look effortless.
Division I programs are lining up with scholarship offers. Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, USC, Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Ole Miss, Tennessee and Texas Tech are just some of the schools who want Williams on their roster next season.
He is expected to sign in December and enroll at the major college program of his choice in January, which should allow him to make a push for a starting job at whatever college he picks.
One veteran talent evaluator, after reviewing Williams’ film, felt he could be the best receiver prospect he’s ever seen.
Williams played high school football at East St. John High in Reserve, La. 247Sports ranked him as the No. 19 receiver prospect in the 2011 class, despite the fact that he had no offers because of academic issues.
His raw talent and big upside, though, has never been in question.
Chances are if and when LSU firms up a scholarship offer to him, he will head home and play for the Tigers. Given the high school talent in Louisiana this cycle and the fact that the Tigers have one five-star out of Texas (Edward Paris) committed and are in good shape for another (Tony Brown), a possible Williams addition would give LSU even more of a boost in the race for the recruiting championship for this cycle.
Another program to watch where Williams is concerned is Auburn. He has made two unofficial visits to Auburn during the past two months and ace recruiter Dameyune Craig is leading his recruitment to AU.