Johnson pays visit to Mobile, Ala. wide receiver

Photo of Marlon Williams courtesy of 247 Sports.

Photo of Marlon Williams courtesy of 247 Sports.

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson traveled to Mobile, Ala. on Wednesday to watch McGill Toolen High School wide receiver Marlon Williams play in his high school basketball game, according to Alabama Media Group's Ben Thomas.

According to Thomas, Johnson and defensive coordinator Ted Roof came to the McGill Toolen game against Murphey High School to speak with Williams, a 6-foot, 205 pound senior, about opportunities at Tech next season. Williams withdrew his commitment from Southern California on Jan. 10.

The 3-star Williams has offers from LSU, Tennessee, UCF, Georgia Tech, Southern California and seven other colleges, according to 247 Sports.

Williams is expected to take an official visit to Tech, according to Rivals, after going on an official visit to LSU the weekend of Jan. 20 and UCF the weekend of Jan 13.

Along with Johnson and Roof, FSU coach Jimbo Fischer and defensive coordinator Charles Kelly came to the McGill Toolen game to watch Murphy High School’s 3-star defensive tackle and basketball player Neil Farrell who’s currently committed to LSU, according to Thomas.

Williams and Farrell, both seniors, have missed playing in past basketball games this season because of official visits to continue their careers in football, according to Thomas.

Williams, a childhood friend of Tre Swilling and Bruce Jordan-Swilling, is expected to visit Tech before signing day, according to Jordan-Swilling.

About the Author