As the 2018 class enters the home stretch and the new Nebraska coaching staff has had time to settle in and set their board, more 2019 prospects will continue to pop up with real interest in Nebraska. One of those players in 2019 is offensive lineman Jamari Williams from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The big man (6-4, 275) out of Cardinal Gibbons High School is hoping for a Nebraska offer as they are one of his top schools based on his relationship with the staff from its time at UCF.
When I asked him about the staff at Nebraska and his relationship with them, he perked up.
“Coach [Scott] Frost and the whole coaching staff are great coaches. They are really good. When they left UCF, we had stopped talking for a little bit because they were busy. I just talked to Coach [Jovan] Dewitt yesterday. He’s supposed to come by and see me. They have a good coaching staff.”
One thing to get used to with this staff, is they seem to recruit more by region versus position group only. For example, Dewitt recruits Florida well so that’s why he is the primary recruiter for Williams. However, Williams told me that he has spoken with offensive line coach Greg Austin, and he was the coach that offered him a scholarship to UCF.
The details are still be worked out when Coach Dewitt will be able to come down to Florida and see him after the dead period but Williams does think an offer is coming soon when that happens.
Williams’ high school team went 10-1 this season and lost in the third round of the playoffs in triple overtime against American Heritage. If American Heritage sounds familiar, it’s because Nebraska is heavily recruiting 2018 3-star athlete Miles Jones from that school and he is is taking his official visit this weekend.
Some of the other schools that have offered Williams and have his interest currently are Kentucky, Indiana and Boston College. He told me he doesn’t have any visits set up yet but may take an official visit still during his junior year now that officials can be taken by juniors this cycle between April and June.
Williams will surely be a player to keep an eye on for Nebraska’s next recruiting class. He plays with a mean streak that coaches would love on their offensive line. The relationships built at UCF will continue paying off for Nebraska’s staff.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.