King’s Fork DB Garrett Williams (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Commitment now done, Garrett Williams looks forward to hitting the field for his senior season
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
King’s Fork defensive back Garrett Williams (2020 DB 5-10 175) was at a distinct disadvantage this off-season when it came to his college recruitment.
Williams started at cornerback as a sophomore and was picking up college interest, including getting recruited by then Old Dominion assistant coach Kermit Buggs. Garrett missed his junior season because of an injury and he fell off the recruiting radar for many college programs.
Oddly enough, Coach Buggs is now his head coach at King’s Fork.
Williams made his college commitment with a verbal to Temple on Saturday. Buggs was thrilled about the news of Williams’ commitment, and didn’t hesitate to share the logic behind the decision.
“Garrett went to ODU camp. Temple’s coaches saw him and invited him up to Temple for camp. He performed well,” said the coach. “Garrett has a lot of talent and was a starter as a sophomore before an injury made him miss his junior year. He’s an IB student at King’s Fork.”
That means he’s in the academically rigorous International Baccalaureate program at King’s Fork, so he’ll certainly be ready for college work.
“He’ll play safety for us this fall, and at Temple,” Buggs confirmed.
Garrett didn’t have a long offer list, but Temple took an interest in him and followed through. It proves the point that we communicate regularly. You don’t have to land a bunch of scholarship offers in order to play college ball. If you work hard and make the right connections, one offer is enough to get you where you need to go.
– Andy Hilton