The Nation's No. 1 Receiver?
Preston Williams
Preston Williams
Director of Scouting
Posted Nov 17, 2013
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Lovejoy, Ga. - Earlier this year I got my first look at junior receiver Preston Williams of Lovejoy High School. At the time I considered him a candidate for the top receiver in the country. After seeing him again, I'm even more convinced.

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Preston Williams (6'5/200) and his Lovejoy team dismantled a bad Druid Hills team when we saw them earlier (link). Friday night Lovejoy had a much tougher opponent in Marietta, and many more chances for Williams to show off his talent.

The Tennessee commitment almost single handedly sent Marietta packing including the game winning touchdown and a huge interception. Williams has the size, speed, body control and hands of a future No. 1 receiver, but is he the No. 1 receiver right now?

I think so. And I don't just mean in his class. I mean in high school football. Period.

George Campbell is the No. 1 receiver in the junior class, and while he's a phenomenal athlete, he lacks the instincts and body control that Williams has adjusting to the ball in the air and making the easy catches consistently. Williams is more of a pure receiver, and I think Campbell's best position in the future is on the defensive side of the ball.

Malachi Dupre is the No. 1 receiver in the Class of 2014, and they are very similar players. But I don't think Dupree runs the way Williams does. Williams has better top end speed and is a little bigger.

Devante Noil (Speedy) might get the nod, but they are two completely different types of players. Speedy is explosive in space and lives up to his name, but he's a smaller guy. I always choose the big fast guy over the fast guy. I'd take Williams.

So is Williams the No. 1 receiver in the country? Time will tell, but for what it's worth, he's got my vote.

Here is a look at him in action against Marietta as his Lovejoy team advanced on a final hail-mary to Williams as time expired.


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