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Southwind's Williams III breaks down Tennessee visit
By John Martin on September 16, 2012 7:51 PM
Upon Southwind senior forward Johnathan Williams III's arrival to Tennessee this weekend for an official visit, Tennessee fans painted a campus sidewalk with his Twitter handle as a virtual welcome mat.
So it's no small wonder that Williams III, who landed back in Memphis Sunday around 2 p.m., summarized the Knoxville campus as a "family atmosphere."
"Great coaches, great players," Williams III said. "It's just a good environment to be around."
Williams III said he hung out with the current team, which includes Southwind graduate Jarnell Stokes, and attended the Tennessee-Florida football game.
The 6-9 versatile forward was quick to praise Vols' coach Cuonzo Martin and his staff's commitment to developing their players.
"They work their players hard to get them ready for the next level," Williams III said. "It's just a great atmosphere and fanbase. I like the coaches, because they act like a family. Everyone's part of a big family."
Williams III has set up official visits to Michigan State on Sept. 28 and Texas on Oct. 12. He said he still isn't certain whether he'll sign in the early period or wait until the spring.
"This determines my future, so it's a hard decision," Williams III said. "I'm just gonna keep praying about it. It's no telling when God will answer, but I know for sure he will. It might be November or it might be late spring. We'll just see."
Williams III is rated a 4-star prospect by Rivals. He has previously officially visited Georgetown and Missouri.
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