Williams Leaves With New Leader

Williams Leaves With New Leader

Donte Williams visited the Georgia campus this weekend, leaving with the Bulldogs as the current school to beat.

ATHENS—Donte Williams left Athens this weekend with the Bulldogs on top of his list.

The Miller Grove forward gave Georgia an official visit this weekend, with Williams impressed with the entire trip.

"Georgia is very high on my list now," Williams said. "You could say they on top bythemselves now. This visit put them up there."

Williams, a 6-foot-9, 205-pound, center arrived in Athens Friday afternoon, staying until Sunday.

"Me and my mom went up to Georgia and we saw everything," Williams said. "We walked around the school, we saw the facilities, we spent time with the coaches, we hung around the players, and we just got a feel for Georgia."

The 2010 prospect averaged 13 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks this season as Miller Grove won its second consecutive Georgia state championship. Williams says he could see himself playing for Georgia.

"I feel like it is a good fit for me and my mom likes it there too," Williams said. "Everything was nice and I had a good visit."

Williams got to spend a lot of time with Georgia head coach Mark Fox, and said he was impressed with the direction Fox has Georgia heading.

"I got to talk to Coach Fox a lot and I think he is a hell of a coach," Williams said. "I really think he knows what he is doing, I think he knows how to coach, and I think next Georgia could be competing for the SEC title. I like him a lot."

Fox has a track record of developing athletic post players, which is appealing says WIlliams. While at Nevada, Fox had several players go on to play in the NBA. In just one season at Georgia, Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie have been mentioned as potential selections, which stood out to Williams.

"He knows how to coach guys at my position really well," Williams said. When he coached at Nevada, he sent five guys to the NBA and they were all similar to me. They were big guys than he got the ball to. I think I could do well in his system and he is just a cool guy and cool coach."

Current Bulldogs player Gerald Robinson was Williams host for the weekend. Williams got a campus tour from Fox, and assistant Stacey Palmore, and got to hang out with other current Georgia players.

"We hung out and I knew most of the other players because a lot of them are from the Atlanta area," Williams said. "I have played with some of them, played against some, and trained with some of them. It wasn't like it was my first time meeting them, so I was already comfortable around them."

Williams placed Georgia as the No. 1 school on his list following the visit. However, he's not ready to end his recruiting.

"I don't want to I commit just yet, I just want to sit back, think about things, and make my decision when the time is right," Williams said. "I will be signing with someone in a few weeks, but I think I will be committed to someone before I sign."

Williams lists Tulane, UAB, Colorado, West Virginia, and Oregon State as schools still in hot pursuit.

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